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By your words I can see where I'm going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path - Psalm 119:105

GRACE DEFINED

Galatians 2:19-23

What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be God’s man. Christ’s life showed me how, and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that.

Commentary

Can you identify with this scripture?  Have you been trying to please God but failing after many attempts?  After a long time, I realized that I was trying to get my old self, from the first Adam to follow God. That is impossible to accomplish.  Think about what we are trying to do – take the old sinful nature and control it so it can follow God.  Our old nature will never be converted to be sons and daughters of the Lord.  Our old nature has only one end which is to be crucified with Christ.  As the old nature is crucified, we are given a new heart and a new spirit (Ezekiel 36:26)

We are New Creations in Christ and He will show us how to live as we walk in the Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17).  He lives within us and the Holy Spirit empowers us.  May we walk in His power  and live the abundant life.

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All Scripture quotations in this publication are from THE MESSAGE. Copyright © by Eugene H. Peterson 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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MATTHEW 28:19-20
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

Jesus - The Way, The Truth, The Life

Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” – John 14:6

Way

We have all sinned and need a Savior.  He paid the penalty for all of our sins.  It is by grace that we are saved.  There is nothing that we can do to be right with God.   Ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.

Truth

Study the word of God so that you learn how much He loves you.  Ask Him for wisdom and revelation as you grow in your relationship with Him

Life

Rest and Abide in Him.  Be filled with Holy Spirt and allows rivers of Living Water to flow through you