The Christian life was never meant to be about you trying your best to live for Jesus , but it’s really about Christ life now living in you and through you.
The old you that was in Adam is gone and now the new you IN Christ lives and draws from a different resource.
Listen to what Galatians 2:20 says in the passion translation.
My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him.
And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me-we live in union as one!
My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!
Understand the focus is not on you, but on Christ who now lives in you the hope of glory ..
We don’t live for God; We live from God.
It’s not about living from our strength, but living from His !
It’s not I can do all things through me, but I can do all things through Christ who now strengthens me. Phil 4:13
We are not strong in ourselves, but we are to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
Grace is the power and strength of the Lord that is now at work in me.
This is why we never move away from Grace . We actually rely on grace , we are empowered by grace; we are encouraged and strengthened by grace.
Jesus is the vine and we are the branches.. branches do not produce fruit they bear fruit .
Branches bear fruit because they are connected to the vine . The vine is the supply and the branch draws all of its life and strength from the vine
Apart from Christ we can do nothing..
But through Christ I can do all things
We may think we are doing a lot of wonderful things for God, but really apart from Christ, it’s all just dead works .
The spirit gives life the flesh profits nothing. Nothing means No Thing !
We were never created to live our life apart from the life and power of spirit of the God .
In Him we live and move and have our being.
Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
The word wait means to look to the Lord with eager expectation.. drawing from His strength.
The old covenant was all about demand, but the new covenant is all about supply ..
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Phil 1:19
As believers in Christ we live from the inexhaustible supply of the Spirit of Grace ..