Not I, But Christ
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
Good morning, my brothers. Welcome to a new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. I really, really appreciate you walking this journey of victory with me.
Last week I share about what God has been teaching me, reminding me that it is not all about me.
I wanted to share these lyrics with you from a powerful hymn that I learned about through the friendship of Dr. & Mrs. Eric Crichton:
Not I, but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted,
Not I, but Christ, be seen, and known and heard;
Not I, but Christ, in every look and action,
Not I, but Christ, in every thought and word.
Christ, only Christ, no idle work e’er falling,
Christ, only Christ, no needless bustling sound;
Christ, only Christ, no self-important bearing,
Christ, only Christ, no trace of I be found.
Not I, but Christ, my every need supplying,
Not I, but Christ, my strength and health to be;
Christ, only Christ, for body, soul and spirit,
Christ, only Christ, then live Your life in me.
Christ, only Christ, someday will fill my vision,
Glory excelling soon, full soon I’ll see.
Christ, only Christ, by every wish fulfilling.
Christ only Christ, my all in all to be.
O, to be saved from myself, dear Lord! O, to be lost on Thee!
O, that it might be no more, I, but Christ that lives in me.
Wow. This sure runs counter-culture to the work we live it where it is all about us. My daily prayer has been – Not, I, but Christ.
Are there areas in your life, brothers, where it is all about you? What steps will you take to be more less about you and more about Him? – Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
Think About This: …to do any any service for God without regard for what may be the will of God, without understanding the real principles of Christian service, is not only foolish but sinful. To do so asserts the right to choose your own task, your own sphere of service, your own life, and ignores the claims of the Saviour, which should take first place. Alan Redpath
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Ephesians 5:15-16