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Steven Curtis Chapman – Dying To Live lyrics

Another case of I wish I wouldn't have;
Another promise not to let Him down again.
Fighting battles in a war I thought was over;
The old man of sin died a long time ago,
But left behind a sinful nature deep within,
So if I want to win this fight,
There's a part of me that must die,
But I'm not gonna cry.

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'Cause I'm dying to live,
Live for Jesus.
Dying to give myself to Him,
And the life that He gives will be mine
If I am dying to live.
Dying to live,
Live for Jesus.
I want to give myself to Him;
Gonna give up - from now on I'm dying to live.

Giving up what I can't keep anyway,
To gain something that I know I'll never lose,
Trading in the temporary for the eternal,
And though it's settled, I'm reminded everyday;
To live or die to self - it's up to me to choose,
So if I want to win the fight there's a part of me
That must die.
Well I've said my goodbyes.

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    "So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus." - Romans 6:11

    "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." - Philippians 1:21

    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -Jim Elliott

    The Bible, especially in the Book of Romans, says a lot about "dying to yourself". But what does it mean by that? The idea is that in order to be done with your sinful ways, that part of you must die. Unfortunately, in order to kill the sinful part of you, you'd have to kill, well, you. But Jesus found a way around that when he bore your sin on the cross. Galatians 2:20 says, "I [Paul] have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me." So when we let our sinful selves die away, Christ lives in us, and through Him we truly live. So therefore, "dying" is living.

    Important consideration: how do you kill your sinful self? Do you perhaps, stop feeding it?

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