Daily Devotions: August 19, 2014
Today’s Bible reading is Galatians chapter 2
(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
When you became a believer in Jesus Christ the old you was put to death. Your old ways and habits, including your sins were buried with Christ. Then God gave you a new life and a brand new identity. Christ Himself now lives in you. What if you found yourself in a boxing ring facing a fierce opponent? Now that might sound intimidating, but what if somehow Rocky lived inside of you? Wouldn’t that make a difference? As you face trials and temptations in life, as you face the hard stuff, you have Jesus living in you to conquer every storm. Is there anything that can defeat Jesus? Jesus was victorious over every sickness and circumstance, every storm, every spiritual assault, every enemy, and even death. Jesus loves you and gave Himself for you, and now He lives in you. You can live today by faith that you have been crucified with Christ, and now you have new life in Him.
Prayer: “Dear Father, knowing that we have been crucified with Christ, we rejoice that You have given us new life, thank You for loving us. In Jesus name. Amen.”
Randy J. McPheron