Entry #014 Praying to Die Daily.
In the physical world, every day that we live is another day closer to the day we die. In our society, people fight aging while trying to live longer. People are born and die each day. Death is just as a significant and real part of life as life itself. There is a time to be born, and a time to die. There is a time to kill and a time to heal. There is time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. The Ten Commandments instructs us not to kill, but the actual translation is, do not commit murder. God condones killing in the bible when war was necessary to take over land or protect territory, and in self- defense. But the first murderer Caine was condemned to a life of a vagabond, while still being under God’s protection as God still valued his life. Murder is when a person of sound mind, memory and discretion unlawfully takes of a life of another creature with malice aforethought. Laws concerning murder vary in degrees and mitigating and aggravating circumstances. Manslaughter is an unlawful killing that does not involve malice aforethought-intent to seriously harm or kill, or extreme reckless disregard for life. The two main variations include voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. When someone is provoked and commits a crime of passion killing in the heat of the moment, that is voluntary manslaughter. Involuntary manslaughter often refers to unintentional homicide from criminally negligent or reckless conduct. When Adam and Eve sinned in the beginning, they brought death into the world. God never intended for man to die. But God causes bad things to work out for our good; for to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Jesus died so that we can have eternal life. Yet, here on earth we have to die daily to our sinful nature. Our flesh and bodies may want to do wrong, but our redeemed souls and converted spirits want to do what is righteous. Therefore it is a constant battle between good and evil. The good news is, we already know how the story is going to end. We are more than conquerors because Jesus has already won the victory for us. We just have to walk in that victory each day until He comes again for us to take us home with Him. So when we die daily to sin, sin no longer has control over us. We are no more captive to our lusts, addictions, and circumstances. So praying to die daily is asking God for the freedom to reach our destiny and live out our purpose without regrets.