Galatians 2:20 (AMP)
20 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Holiness means I extract “self” from my personal equation and choose to live life for my God. Jesus died on the cross, but He took all of us with Him~ if we choose to go. . . that is, when we choose to recognize we are sinners and repent of our sins, we go through death with Jesus and the “old man” in us dies with Christ on the cross, and the “new man with a Godly nature” rises with Him in resurrection; we are reborn free men and women~ free from our old sin nature, true children of God now with His DNA.
We are new creatures wanting to live for Christ. Holy Spirit now dwells in us. Do you perceive the wonder of that relationship? We are in tune with God Himself! We communicate with Him~ you know, talk with Him and learn to follow His ways, and desire to be obedient to Him. He is our teacher and our guide, our Father who cherishes us. He chooses us to belong to Him! God wants us! An amazing feeling to know my Creator God Himself wants me to belong to Him! WOW!
Leviticus 26:12 (NKJV)
I will walk among you and be your God,
and you shall be My people.
The Word of God, the Bible, is a commanding ‘tool’ for our growth and eduction. I am so excited to be in the Word and watch it work in my life and that of my family and friends. The Word of God is a raging fire, a tornado, a hurricane, a powerful wind that is at our fingertips!
Allow the fire to ignite in me and bring the oil of the Holy Spirit to burn with passion in my spirit! I won’t live a humdrum life!
Let me be alive and passionate about my life for You Lord! Ignite in me a passion for what You are passionate about! Be the fire in me! Holy Spirit light the lamp within my soul, let it burn and be a driving force in our journey together!