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. – Galatians 2:20
If you are a follower of Jesus, two words you can use to describe yourself are strong and secure. You can experience true strength and security when you are in the presence of God and when you have surrendered your life to Him.
Take a close look at what Paul says in Galatians 2:20, “...I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Once you surrender your life to Jesus, the old you dies, but a new you is created and lives because Jesus now lives in you. You have to realize that the Christian life is not you living for Jesus; it is Jesus living in you. Once you begin following Jesus, you must believe that you are dead to a sinful past, and now you walk in the strongest presence. The Lord is with you everywhere you go. You don’t have to face life alone, and you don’t have to fight battles alone.
Paul finishes this verse by saying, “...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,” (Galatians 2:20). Because we are human, we as Christ-followers still live in the flesh like unbelievers, but there is a difference. We live in the flesh, but we don’t live by the flesh. We live by faith. You can be confident and secure in your Savior as you walk with Him because He has already done everything needed for you to have a relationship with your Heavenly Father.
Dear Lord, thank you that because of you, I can know true strength and security. Help me to walk in the strength that comes from your presence, and help me to rest in the security that comes with being your child. Amen.
Topics: Freedom in Christ