Monday, January 21, 2008

Crucified with Christ

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth 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."
Gal. 2:20

"... which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:"
Col. 1:27b

These two verses have been on me for the past week. I have prayed them, and meditated on them much.

I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, but Christ in me- the hope of glory. I know it's not written that way. It's two scriptures, but that's the way they've been speaking to me.

It's been difficult lately to be crucified to self. It's not human nature to die to our wants and desires and put on the desires of another. God has been bringing things up in me that I didn't really want to look at. Things I didn't want to see. One more area that needs crucifying. It's been painful, brutal at times, but there is a joy in it. A joy to know that nevertheless I live, but Christ in me, the hope of glory. A joy to know that it's working together for my good, for my betterment, and working in me an eternal weight of glory. (Romans 8:28, 2 Cor. 4:17)