One Thing 1/29/12
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and [a]the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me andgave Himself up for me.
As I was being liberated in my heart by these amazing truths that Jesus Himself was prepared to live His life through me, I was hung up by one major dilemma, I was just too broken for Jesus to be able to live His life through me. I was simply too big of a mess, and there was no way Jesus could live through such a mess. I was too full of fears, and insecurity, and self rejection, and all kind of strongholds. The only solution was if I could clean up my act, and get myself together then I could experiencing His life through me. The problem was that if I had the ability to get my act together I wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. I struggled with, this for a couple of months. I was delighting in the truth I had discovered, and knew it was out there for me, but I stayed convinced that it wasn’t for me until I could get cleaned up. During this time, I went on a small retreat with a few other guys. There, talking to someone who had lived my story a few years earlier, I discovered the final piece of the puzzle that brought me into the glorious experience, (not just revelation) of Christ actually living His victorious life through me. I discovered that He wasn’t waiting for me to get my act together. He was simply waiting for me to hand over the mess of my life to Him, for only as He took over would He get my life together. In my surrendered weakness He was prepared to demonstrate His strength. The Christian Life is an exchanged life. His strength exchanged for my weaknesses. My rags for His riches. He wasn’t offended with my weaknesses, he was drawn to them. They didn’t disqualify me. They actually qualified me for victory. Let’s take this glorious truth up tomorrow. Have a great Lords Day In Christ.