This Post Brought To You By The Letter "I"

Thursday, April 11, 2013
My nearly two year old boy is learning his letters.

So far, he can identify "A", "O", "E", and "I".

Clearly, he needs to buy a vowel, Alex.

I couldn't resist.

"I" is a funny word.

We use it all the time.

I like this. I don't want to do that. That's not what I said!

It's an important word, and also a potentially destructive one.

Here's what Galatians 2:20 says:

"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me".

Staggering statement.

If you are a follower of Christ, you died when he did. Your death is swallowed up in his.

And your life is made possible because of his Resurrection.

So, it's not the old you walking around anymore, talking anymore, relating and working and eating and living anymore.

Your identity is now tied closely to Jesus. He lives in you.

The catch is that we can choose to live in denial of that reality.

But why would we?

What in you needs to die so that Christ can live in and through you?

What part of "I" needs to give way to "Him"?

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