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All morning long I have been thinking about Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and it is no long I who live but Christ who dwells in me, and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in (or by the faith of) the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”

We cannot escape those words.  We can’t wiggle out of the truth embedded in the words, “…it is no longer I who live…”  Those words leap off the page.  They beg us to consider the meaning of this truth.

Could Paul have meant something else other than he’s no longer living?  Did he really mean he’s no longer calling the shots in his life?  Did he mean that the transformation was so radical that he’s not the same person he was when he first encountered Christ on the road to Damascus?  What did he mean?

Let’s go deeper.  Let’s plunge into the deep with God.  Let’s ask the Lord to show us what Paul meant.  Let’s ask Christ to show us what it means to have Him live His life through us.  Let’s ask God to give us a revelation of the cross and the Indwelling Life of Christ.  Assuming He will give us another day to live, let’s let Him live the life He longs to live in us, through us.

Because if Christ living through us is our new normal for this life, then we need to wake up to the call.  And well, this is the cry of my heart today for my own life.

Take us deep, Lord, deeper still!

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