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Steven Curtis Chapman – Dying To Live lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
'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

[Verse 2]
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 every day
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

[Chorus]
'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



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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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