In God’s Light I See MySELF Clearly

2 Sep

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20 (NASB)

You may be rolling your eyes and saying, “Boy, is Sue ever stuck on THIS topic.  She must REALLY need this.”  You’re absolutely right.  I am stuck and I do need this.  I only hope that Andrew Murray’s teachings have ministered to you as they have to me.  I know that I live in my “self” much of the time and yearn to live with Christ’s life flowing through me in a new way.

“We are called upon to live the life of Christ, and Christ comes to live His life in us, but one thing must first take place; we must learn to hate this self and to deny it.

Let us humble ourselves at the thought of what this self has done to us and how it has dishonored jesus; and let us pray fervently: ‘Lord, by Thy light discover this self; we beseech Thee to discover it to us.  Open our eyes, that we may see what it has done, and that it is the only hindrance that has been keeping us back.’

Let us pray that fervently, and then let us wait upon God until we get away from all our religious exercises, and from all our religious experience, and from all our blessings, until we get close to God, with this one prayer:  ‘Lord God, self changed an archangel into a devil, and self ruined my first parents, and brought them out of Paradise into darkness and misery, and self has been the ruin of my life and the cause of every failure; oh, discover it to me.’

And then comes the blessed exchange, that a man is made willing and able to say: ‘Another will live the life for me, another will live with me, another will do all for me.'” ~ The Master’s Indwelling

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