2:20 Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that Gal 2.20 msg
Has that breaking of my independence come? All the rest is religious fraud. The one point to decide is— will I give up? Will I surrender to Jesus Christ, placing no conditions whatsoever as to how the brokenness will come? I must be broken from my own understanding of myself. When I reach that point, immediately the reality of the supernatural identification with Jesus Christ takes place. And the witness of the Spirit of God is unmistakable— “I have been crucified with Christ….” Oswald chambers
If I refuse to walk in the light as He is in the light, I am the loser.” Bill Bright, “Circumstances do not contribute to our misery. It’s our lack of understanding of who God is and his wonderful, holy purpose for us that frustrates so many.” He adds, “To surrender yourself totally, irrevocably, without reservation to the living Christ is the greatest privilege man can know.
So I am reading this morning in Matthew chpt 5 about anger and the next thing I know I am back to the topic of dying to myself again! I read Oswald for the first time since April and he is all about Gal 2:20 I am listening to a song that keeps saying “leave it all behind and come to the well.” I click a link on my favorite’s bar that takes me to a blog about surrender and Gal 2:20 By Bill Bright and my last two blogs have been about dying to myself and sin cannot find any expression in a corpse. Thank you Lord for your continued persistence. It is easy to believe the obvious but there is something deeper that I am not seeing yet.
God help me to love you more than myself and your glory more than my life.
So what does dying to yourself look like and are you doing it?