Friday, December 02, 2011

Christ Liveth In Me

 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
This is a wonderful verse that I have read, heard preaching on and thought about many times in an abstract sort of way. 

I praise God that he has recently been making this fact so real to me through his Holy Spirit as I battle the flesh, sinful suggestions from satan that threaten my effectiveness as a witness to my precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  If it really is true that Christ lives in me, I have nothing to fear and there is nothing that He asks of me that I can not do, no matter how difficult or even impossible it seems.

Ask God today to reveal this truth to you afresh today through His Holy Spirit that He sent to remind you and teach you.  Ask Him to help you to dwell on the wondrous thought that Christ lives in you.  That is what I am going to keep on doing.

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Sing along with this hymn as you contemplate it's words:

Once far from God and dead in sin,
No light my heart could see;
But in God’s Word the light I found,
Now Christ liveth in me.

Refrain
Christ liveth in me,
Christ liveth in me,
Oh! what a salvation this,
That Christ liveth in me.

As rays of light from yonder sun,
The flowers of earth set free,
So life and light and love came forth
From Christ living in me.

Refrain

As lives the flower within the seed,
As in the cone the tree,
So, praise the God of truth and grace,
His Spirit dwelleth in me.

Refrain

With longing all my heart is filled,
That like Him I may be,
As on the wondrous thought I dwell
That Christ liveth in me.
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