I have been crucified with Christ; 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 for me. Galatians 2:20 NKJV
These words convicted me deeply.
They have returned over and over again, as a reminder of what my life is truly supposed to be.
“I have been crucified with Christ;” Gal. 2:20a
Meditate upon what crucified with Christ means.
My Lord and Savior chose to humble Himself to the point of allowing His own creation to beat Him, scourge Him, and crucify Him.
His words in the garden give us a guide.
Luke 22:42 NKJV — saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
Jesus did as the Father told Him.
John 5:19 NKJV — Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
As should I.
I no longer live, Christ lives in me, and my life should reflect that in every area.
Not in a ritualistic pride of false piety.
Nothing, but the humble love and devotion to Jesus Christ who loves me.
He loves each and every one.
“I live by faith in the Son…” Gal. 2:20b
Because life lived by works is again striving to do it on our own.
Salvation is a free gift and Jesus was the only One Who could pay such a costly price.
Therefore, my life is a daily practice of humbling myself before God.
Choosing to say, not my will but Thine.
Choosing to look to Jesus and remember His unfathomable love.
Choosing to walk in faith of which rests souly upon that unfathomable love.
Because anything else is a waste.
I don’t have it down yet.
I expect this to be a lifetime lesson of dieing daily, carrying my cross, and walking in faith with Christ Jesus.
Just that thought brings a smile to my lips.
What a glorious adventure!
To walk daily with Christ Jesus.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your sacrifice. Thank You for being our example in all things. Lord, I love that when questions arise I can always turn to You. When troubles come, I can find comfort in You. When life seems frightening, You are my Refuge and Strength. Jesus, You alone are worthy of all our praise. You alone are worthy of every honor. May Your name be glorified throughout the whole Earth!