Death to self.
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Luke 9:23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Romans 6:11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
But how many times more Lord?
Grant me strength to obey and persevere.
That You may find my life a pleasing sacrifice.
Till You finish Your work in me.