In a message titled Vulnerability, brother Travis Bryan III writes:
"I talk a lot about “dying to self.” This is not a natural instinct. Humanity’s innate desire is toward self-preservation. The gospel calls us to a life that runs completely counter to the natural instinct: a life of openness, transparency and vulnerability.
Our natural tendency is to trust in our money, our gates and passwords to secure ourselves and keep evil out. But when Jesus sent His twelve disciples out to preach He said, “Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money, neither have two coats apiece.” Luke 9:3. He warned those who appeared eager to follow Him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” Matt 8:20. In other words, “you will just have to trust my Father to provide for you like I do.” This is an attitude that looks to no thing and no one for salvation except God. We are to die to all means of self-protection, dying to all our control of circumstance and have faith in God. We are to believe and practice the resurrection which comes to us thru our self-death. The battle is truly the Lord’s and He becomes our only hedge of protection." http://safeguardyoursoul.com/vulnerability/
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