“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 (ESV)
What are some of the interferences in our lives that are in the way of our absolute devotion to our Lord Jesus. There may be many, and sometimes we painted ourselves into a corner of the room. How will we get a devotion that is abandoned to Him? Think Who the New Testament says that Jesus Christ is, and then think of the contemptible meanness of the unhappy faith we have—‘Life has not been fair and we haven’t had this or that experience!’ Then think what faith in Jesus Christ claims—that He can present us faultless before the throne of God. (Jude 1:24) It is a day like today when all our life may seem to be threatened by circumstances beyond our control. Maybe we anxious on the very edge of panic. We have here the truth in a promise that we can hang on to. The Son of God, Christ Jesus our Lord loves us more than we can describe or understand and that’s why He went to the cross for us. Praise God if you are not there today and remember this for when you will be.
* This day’s thoughts came in part from: –Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year (Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering, 1986)