The Crucible of Crucifixion

Gethsemane was the crucible of Jesus' self-crucifixion.

There is little death to self without first falling to earth amidst the soul's unshared travail. It is here, where the heart is tried, the body is tested and the believer is proved.

Gethsemane is the furnace of choice, the outpouring of super-heated pain as you decide who you really serve.

Jesus enquires of each believer in their black hour of honest despair:

So My precious child, this day I ask you, would you serve man and man's recognition and obtain man's reward, so fleeting, like a vapor?

Oh no My child, be strong, be of great courage and draw into my secret place. And it is as you humble yourself even amidst the pain of death to your flesh, even when no man knows your call, when no man sees your place or discerns My purpose in your life, that it is the crucible of all that seems to count so much, that truly you are crucified with Me.#

Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:24)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"There is no reaching for the skies without first falling upon the knees." Michael Cartwright

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#Wendy Alec, Journal of the Unknown Prophet (Ireland, Warboys Publishing Ltd, 2013) 27