Christ Who Lives In Me
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
It’s No Longer Me
Being saved through Jesus Christ is not just a way to Heaven, it’s a new life in Christ here on this earth. Jesus not only gives us eternal life, He gives us new life here and now. Jesus changes our desires from the inside out. It begins with our heart and mind and works it’s way through our words and actions.
Jesus set forth the perfect example of how to live a holy life acceptable unto God. As Christians we strive to live like Christ and to strive for holiness and righteousness. We cannot do it alone for the flesh is weak. We must depend on the Holy Spirit to work in and through us. We must be conforming to His ways and seeking to please Him.
The power in this verse is the fact that being found in Christ we no longer are captive to sin. Yes, we do and will continue to sin but we are found not guilty when we place our faith in Christ. We are justified through the blood of Jesus. Jesus forgives us of our sins. Paul says we are crucified with Christ. We no longer satisfy our flesh desires, we aim to please our Lord and Master. No longer do we live for ourselves. Everyday should begin with the thought and ambition to please the Lord through everything we do. What are you going to do today for Jesus?
Lord, today I die to myself and live for you. Use me and make me useful for Your kingdom sake.