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 NIV
What does it mean to live by faith? It means making decisions on how to live based on where God has called you to go, not where you have been before.
It’s faith because you haven’t seen it yet but Jesus has.
It’s faith because you are living in something different than you ever have before: you are living by faith in the Son of God instead of living by faith in yourself.
Your life as a Jesus follower is not about what you are capable of doing, it’s about what Jesus is capable of doing through you.
Your body is His to use, your mind is His to fill, your heart is His to heal.
His mission is your mission, His vision is your vision, His power is your power.
This life is no longer yours, it is His life lived through you.
I have learned that Jesus will take all the life you are “able” to give Him and live through it.
Then as you follow Him, trust Him, grow in Him, you discover that there is more of your “life” that you need to surrender to Him so He can fully live through it and so on.
My friend, surrender all you can today, then all you can tomorrow.
Jesus will receive it with joyous love.
He will embrace it with strong arms of grace.
He will take you to places of faith you couldn’t have even imagined the first moment that you surrendered your life and chose to live by faith in the Son of God.
You have more life now than you did then.
Today is a good day to surrender all the life you have to Jesus… again.
Unless you have never done this, in that case, today is the perfect day to surrender your whole life Jesus for the first time.
Are you living by faith in the Son of God or faith in yourself?
What do you have to surrender?
How does the Son of God want to live through you today?