Friday, September 9, 2005

Living By His Faith

I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 KJV)
The man that I was is dead; he has been crucified with Christ. There is nothing of him that has any control over me. He is dead.

And yet, I have life. But this life does not come from me, it comes to me. It comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. It is His life, and He is now living it in me.

This life that I am now living in the flesh, I am living by the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice that is it not just faith in Him, but faith of Him. It is not my faith, it does not come from me. It is His faith. Apart from Him, I have no faith.

Everything I now possess I received from Him. His righteousness, His life, His faith.

I used to think my faith was weak, but now I know that His faith is strong. Jesus never had any problem believing the promises of God. His faith is always perfectly focused on the Father. His faith moves mountains, calms storms, heals the sick, raises the dead.

If I ever feel that my faith is weak, my faith is not really the problem, because it comes from Jesus. My problem is just that I need to know Jesus more.