Live by Faith

We all only have one life, but we get to decide how to live it.

Yep…I just put a quote from Jumanji, on my blog, that’s about Jesus.  But it’s a good quote, and it led me to see something I’ve never quite noticed in a verse that I’ve read several times.

I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galations 2:20

Every time I’ve ever read this scripture, I’ve always focused mainly on the first two sentences.  And I don’t mean to dismiss that part in any way.  It is very important in our Christian walk.  Once we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, our “old self” should no longer be who we are.  The things that we did, the desires of our heart, the thoughts that consume us, the things that we work for, should all be different.

 If we aren’t living a life with and for Jesus, have we really accepted Him as our Lord and Savior?

Because of our belief in Him, because of the sacrifice He made for us, and because of the promise we have in Him, our perspective should be different.  We should live our lives in a way that glorifies Him, and that introduces others to His love and grace.

But this time, when I read that verse, something else stuck out.  Closer to the end of this verse, Paul says “I live by the faith in the Son of God“.  We all lead our different lives.  We all have different jobs, different interests, and different goals that we want to achieve.  But if there is one thing we can all do, it is to “live by the faith in the Son of God“.  No matter what it is we’re doing, if we’re living by faith, knowing that He loves us and is with us, knowing that He wants nothing but good for us, God will guide us.  It doesn’t mean that we won’t face difficult times, or that everything will go our way.  It simply means that we have faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we know that God has a plan.  If we’re living by faith, we can see through the struggles of today, we can look past the uncertainty of this world that we face tomorrow, focusing on the reward that lies ahead.

Live by faith in the Son of God
Live by faith in the Son of God

3 thoughts on “Live by Faith

  1. Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    In our capitalist world lots of people have forgotten Who is behind all that what we see around us. Lots of people also have forgotten the way to that Originator of Life. They also have forgotten how we now have a mediator, someone to speak for us. Most people have also forgotten how that man of flesh and blood lived according the wishes of the Only One true God and was prepared to put his own will aside to do the Will of that One true God and to give himself as a ransom for the faults or sins of all people.
    In that master teacher who was born about 2022 years ago we should believe and put our hope, but also have an example how to construct our own life.
    Let us not hesitate to try to become like Christ Jesus. Having us all becoming as brothers and sisters in Christ, all unified and working to be one in Christ like Jesus is one with his heavenly father and we too should be one with God.

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