"And they that are Christ's have crucified he flesh with the affections and lusts" (Galatians 5:24)
One time a young man came to an old saint and said to him, "Father, what does it mean to be crucified?" The old man thought for a moment and said, "Well, to be crucified means three things. First, the man who is crucified in facing only one direction." I like that - facing only one direction - and that is the direction of God and Christ and the Holy Spirit. The direction of sanctification and the direction of the Spirit-filled life.
And the old man scratched his scraggly gray hair and said, "One thing more, son, about a man on a Cross. He's not going back." The fellow going out to die on the cross doesn't say to his wife, "Good bye, honey. I'll be back shortly after five."
When you go out to die on the cross you bid good bye - you're not going back! Get a man converted who knows that if he joins Jesus Christ he's finished, he's not going back - then you have a real Christian indeed.
In every Christian's heart there is a cross and a throne, and the Christian is on the throne till he puts himself on the cross.
~A. W. Tozer~