People imagine that dying to self makes one miserable. But it is just the opposite. It is refusal to die to self that makes one miserable. The more we know of death with Him, the more we shall know of His life within us and so the more of real peace and joy. His life too, will overflow through to lost souls with a real concern for their salvation, and to our fellow Christians with a deep desire for their blessing.
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