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Now that I am art journaling in my wide-margin Bible, I often think of a “visual” representation as I read my daily devotionals. Last week, I so enjoyed Proverbs 31.org’s Lynn Cowell’s piece on “Dying to My Selfie.” Immediately my mind visualized an Instagram icon, and I decided to use it on the Bible page of Romans 6:6.
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin …” Romans 6:6 (NIV)
So, while the concept of “dying to my selfie” is from Lynn, the idea of illustrating it with an Instagram icon is my own. I smile as I think about someone in the future (hopefully a descendant!) looking at my Bible and wondering what in the world that icon represents!
But, the Biblical principle of dying to self is so important, no matter how it is illustrated or represented. Sometimes I fear I do not place enough emphasis on the fact that I have a new life in Christ, and my own self-ness should die so that I am not a slave to sin.