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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

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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Please review the various reading plans from Youversion.com.  This is a great bible resource. After downloading the app, we would like to encourage you to select a reading plan that works for you.  Please commit to reading God’s word each day.  God has something great to pour into your life and He reveals it through His Word.   We have chosen the “Walk Through The Bible 365 – January“.

Please see the promise below that our Father makes to us because of Jesus and pours out in our life through the Holy Spirit.  Happy New Year!

Romans 5:5 – The Message Translation

In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!

Our Response

Sometimes we feel that God shortchanges us in life, but we know that this is a lie from the enemy.  Our Father would never treat His children like that.  The word reminds us in Matthew 7:10-11 that “If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn’t think of such a thing. You’re at least decent to your own children. So don’t you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better?”

Today, we are reminded that we don’t have enough containers to hold all that our Lord wants to give us through the Holy Spirit.  Is your expectancy at that level or have the events of life stolen your hope?  If you feel hopeless, ask the Holy Spirit to restore your faith because Hope never disappoints!  He has something great in store for you.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10

No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this,
Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—
What God has arranged for those who love him.

But you’ve seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you.

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

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