The Daily Word: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
For I through the law died to the law that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. – Gal. 2:19-20
When you gave your life to Jesus, you died. You were “united together in the likeness of His death” so that you will be united “in the likeness of His resurrection” (Rom. 6:5)! You died to self so that you can live for God. You died to self-effort and the pressure of performance so that you can fully yield to God and He can work through you!
And since you’re dead, it is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives in you. What a relief! You no longer live by effort, but now you live by faith. God asks you to “heal the sick” (Matt. 10:8); but Jesus offers to do it through you. God asks you to “preach the gospel” (Mk. 16:15); but the Holy Spirit promises to do it through you! God put you on this planet to change the world for His glory! But whenever He asks you to do anything, He provides the means and the power to get it done.
You are dead. And Christ is alive in you! So the pressure’s off. You are dead to fear. You are dead to patterns of self-sabotage and doubt! You are dead to the need to try and earn God’s love and affection. And you are alive to Christ’s resurrection power living in you.
Father, the old me is dead and gone. Thank You for choosing to come and die in my place on the Cross so that I could be fully alive to live in You! I renounce my need to try and work for Your love and affection, and I receive Your resurrection power living in me.
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