Galatians 2.20 Again!

Confession: I don’t always listen to YouTube videos before I write my article. I thought yesterday’s YouTube video covered Galatians 2.20 and I was wrong.

Today’s YouTube video will cover Galatians 2.20 and my article will reflect a few more ways people can use Galatians 2.20 for their benefit.

Daily living

A great way to start your day is to use the verse to commit your day to Jesus.

I have been crucified with Christ. — Jesus, when you died, I died with you. I accept this as a true statement of my life today.

And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. — Jesus, you live in me. I surrender to your leadership. May you lead every aspect of my life today.

And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. — I trust you Jesus that you are living through me today.

Who loved me and gave himself for me. — Jesus, based on your love for me, I can trust your leadership in my life today.

I encourage you to begin your day like this. When you feel that you are slipping into self-control-mode, use the prayer to once again put Jesus in control

Resentment and Forgiveness

When we feel that we have been unjustly treated or injured, forgiveness can be difficult. We can use Galatians 2.20 as a guide for prayer when resentments need to be conquered by forgiveness.

I have been crucified with Christ. — Jesus, when you died, I died with you.

And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. — Jesus, you live in me. I have trouble forgiving this person, but you are able to forgive them. Please forgive them through me.

And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. — Jesus, I trust that you are forgiving this person and giving me the power to do it too.

Who loved me and gave himself for me. — Jesus, your work in this situation is an expression of your love. Thank you.

Depending on the nature of the hurt, this prayer may need to be prayed frequently. If you will stay with it, God will release you from the burden of the hurt.

Challenging Circumstances

In today’s YouTube video, I relate one of the many challenging times I experienced as a pastor. When you are called upon to do things that are larger than your resources, this prayer can help you invite Jesus to be in charge.

I have been crucified with Christ. — Jesus, when you died, I died with you.

And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. — Jesus, you live in me. Please live your life through me to accomplish everything you want in this situation.

And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. — Jesus, I trust that you are at work in my life. You will supply the wisdom and power that is needed.

Who loved me and gave himself for me. — Jesus, you love both me and the people I am serving. I trust that you are working through me to bring about the best outcome.

Victory Over Temptation

There are many uses for a prayer based on Galatians 2.20. Our final example is victory over temptation.

I have been crucified with Christ. — Jesus, when you died, I died with you.

And it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. — Jesus, you live in me. Please live your life through me and give me victory over the temptation I am facing.

And the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God. — Jesus, temptation never conquered you. I trust you that as you live through me, you will give me victory over this temptation.

Who loved me and gave himself for me. — Jesus, you love me and want me to be free from this temptation. I rest assured in your love and power to bring about victory.

Dallas Willard Video

Each day this week, Rudy Ross and I are encouraging readers of the blog and viewers of our video to listen to Dallas Willard. Please take the time to learn from a spiritual giant.

Please email your prayer request to bsprad49@gmail.com. The Maywood prayer team will pray for you.

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