“My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20 NLT
Take a moment to read and reread today’s verse. Read it as if it is you talking to God. Let this verse flow from your lips, speaking it to the father of creation who formed you in your mother’s womb, who knew you from the start when you were not yet conceived.
If in reading this it doesn’t make sense, maybe you are holding on to your old self never really have let it go. Sure you go to church, you know all the right buzz words to say to those you talk with. You can sing all the songs, you can say amen at just the right times. You may even throw your hands up when the pastor asks you to. But the question I have for you today is this:
Does Christ reside in your heart? Do you really know Jesus? Or do you know him personally? Have you asked him to take away the sin that permeates your life and replace it with the love he gives? Or are you holding on to the life you love, that is like cancer dragging you to an eternal death of pain and suffering? Are you living your life All in?
I want to encourage you today that the decision to go all in for God is one that will change everything. Accepting Jesus forgiveness and grace is not the cure-all for everything going on. But I guarantee it is the step in the right direction. It is only when you are given the freedom and grace that you can truly start defeating the battles in your life that have been overwhelming you because you now know who the true enemy is. Instead of living a life with the only end result of death, you would be living a life where there is hope of so much more. There is no more If I am only good enough I might get to heaven. Jesus says abide in me and I abide in you or hang out with me, I’ll hang with you.
Jesus, thank you for crucifying my old life, I am so glad that it isn’t my old ways driving me forward but my life in you that keeps me going. I daily trust in you, that you are with me, guiding me, loving me, showing me the way. I pray that I can help others find you. I pray for a passion to reach them with your love. They matter to you Jesus, so they matter to me. I want to give you everything, I want to be all in. Work in me. Amen