“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20
There is so much the short passage; in light of Easter, in light of where I am, and in light of what is going on in the world around us. We just celebrated Good Friday, the crucifixion of Christ. Every person who has ever lived, myself included, was crucified with Him. Only those who accept Him can live life through the resurrected Christ. It is not on my own I must face the struggles of this world. I can live by faith and let Christ live through me. I can let Him live victoriously through me.
For the past 25 years I have struggled with my weight. To the point I need to lose half my body weight. I don’t want to do a surgery; I think that is a Band-Aid to me. I’m not willing to risk the health I have for a quick fix that could have long-term consequences without lasting success. I know there is more at work in this eating disorder than just eating too much. There is an emotional and spiritual component, as well as a mental one at this point.
This passage reminds me that I can and should surrender my flesh to God. I can stop trying to do things in my own strength and instead to do it through Him. I know I have been at this point before. The question is can I lay down my will once and for all and allow Christ to live through me, especially in the area of my food intake and my activity output?
Prayer – Lord you have opened my eyes to what I am doing wrong, trying to control in my own strength living by the flesh instead of allowing you control living by faith and allowing Christ to live with me teach me how starting right now remember FaceTime Lai