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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Living in Me

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
—Galatians 2:20 NLT     

Sometimes I feel that there is just not enough of me to go around, Lord. The needs of those I love are so great, and I feel they are often beyond my abilities. I am stretched each day to be less of myself so you can be more. Letting go of what I plan each day—of longings and desires—of selfishness that can stir resentment—I find your strength and purpose in my surrender. I find your peace because I have nothing to struggle with. There is nothing I have to prove when your purpose is greater than mine. My utmost joy is found when I die to what I feel is my right to own.

Just as you have given your life for my sake, now I offer mine for yours. Without you, my life is limited. It is flawed—broken and ineffective. With you, everything changes. All things are possible. The potential is limitless. When I am surrendered, there are no barriers or walls to overcome. I find that my offering has been nothing compared to the majesty of yours living in me.  When I trust you—the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me—I have surrendered my control. Lord, I trust your heart, because you created mine. I lack nothing. And I find there is enough of me to go around. 

Copyright © 2017 Lynn Lacher

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