"For without faith, it is impossible to please God. For he who would come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" Hebrews 11:6.
For so long, Galatians 2:20 has been my life verse, but now I am ready to move onto the above as my theme for the rest of my days here on earth. Yes, indeed, I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. This is the starting point, for unless I realize just how hopeless I am, I will hold onto my old man and his ugly flesh. But a starting point is not meant to be dwelt at, but left. So said the writer of Hebrews in chapter six.
So it's a swap. I give up my life, but I get all that Jesus is in return. I suspect, saints, that He is better than anything we could ever imagine in a million lifetimes. As I said in my previous post, God is not a human Father, who gives grudgingly if at all. Not a chance. No, but when we see Him as He is, our lives are completely changed. And this is what I want for this year. I want to change what I do by changing how I think. I am really looking forward to what this new year brings.