Last night I was talking with my small group that I meet with quite often about what it means to “die to self” and to live with Christ. It centered around this great verse in Galatians, we sing it, we exclaim it, we believe it…
19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” Galatians 2:19-21 New International Version (NIV)
But do we live it? Or, I guess I should say, do we let Christ live it?
What’s interesting here, is this may not be a matter of doing what Christ would do, but more a matter of complete surrender, and letting Christ do what Christ would do.
This week, and especially today, I am going to try to take an inventory to see how much I am living and how much Christ is living in me. Will you spend a few minutes as well, examining your motives, your goals, your desires, your wants and your living to see how things are?
I find this verse extremely uplifting and extremely challenging as the same time. How about you?