Thursday, August 07, 2008

It's not "me." It's "Christ in me!"

In Christ, I am righteous, I am holy (set apart), I am justified, and I am a whole lot more as well!

Why is it that I'm righteous, holy and justified, and a whole lot more?

Because it's not just "me." It's Christ in me! The old "me" died and I am now a new "me." Literally. I'm not an "improved" me, or a "better person."

I'm a brand new creation. The old me has not simply been "improved" upon. The old me is dead and gone. I've now been made alive together with Christ.

I just realized I've written about this before. Check out "New, or Improved?" from a year ago.

I don't live by faith in myself, or in becoming a better person. I live by faith in the Person who indwells me!

Gal 2:20
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.

2 Cor 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Col 3:2-4
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

I don't live a life that is separate from Christ... ever! It's not a matter of "my" life sometimes and "my life in Christ" other times. My life is Christ in me, all the time!

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