The free gift of salvation is just that, free and available to anyone willing to accept it. However, many of us who commit our lives to Christ miss a crucial step of discipleship – dying to ourselves. It’s much easier to rush right to the resurrection and hope that the pain of our hurts and sins fade into the background. It’s time to take a step back and deal with these hurts and sins by dying to ourselves and coming alive in Christ so we can live our lives filled with love, joy, and peace.