Galatians 2:20 NASB
I have been crucified with Christ;
and it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me;
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Christianity is all about dying to ourselves.
Some see this as hideous, and weak.
“Why give up your desires, wants, and longings for something, for someone else mandates?” they wonder.
“That sounds like slavery!” they charge.
However, they fail to realize that surrendering our will to the Christ is like a bird surrendering to the air or a fish to the water.
When we surrender to the Lord, he gives us the power to be what we were made to be:
▪︎ enabled to be useful in ways that are eternal,
▪︎ empowered to have life not limited by mortal boundaries,
▪︎ and blessed by communion with the Creator as our Father.
What is lost in this surrender to Christ living in us?
Only our selfishness and our self-damage caused by rebellion.
▪︎ Thank the Lord for His work in your life through Jesus.
▪︎ Thank the Lord for making you to be more like His Son and my Savior.
▪︎ Thank the Lord that He is willing to use even you in ways far grander than you can imagine.
▪︎ Ask God to take your heart and cleanse it thoroughly.
▪︎ Ask God to take your life and use it mightily for His glory.
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