Weekly Pursuit – July 7, 2013-July 13, 2013

Jul 7, 2013 by


Gal 2:20

I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Ministry Excerpts:

Verse one of Hymns, #499 says:


Oh, what a life! Oh, what a peace!

The Christ who’s all within me lives.

With Him I have been crucified;

This glorious fact to me He gives.

Now it’s no longer I that live,

But Christ the Lord within me lives.


You can sing this hymn enthusiastically, but you may not have the reality of what it says. Christ indeed lives within you, but you may not have much realization of what it means to be crucified with Christ. You can sing “now it’s no longer I that live,” but how much have you really experienced this? How much have you understood this? This is not a doctrine. This requires us to exercise and to deny ourselves in our daily life. Only then will we experience the fact of being crucified with Christ and living with Christ.


It is easy to preach, and it is easy to listen. It is easy to sing, and it is not difficult to pray. But when it comes to the real situation of our daily life, it is a different story. Christ is gone, the Spirit is gone, and we are all left with nothing but self and the flesh.


Verse two of Hymns, #499 continues:

Oh, what a joy! Oh, what a rest!

Christ now is being formed in me.

His very nature and life divine

In my whole being inwrought shall be.

All that I am came to an end,

And all of Christ is all to me.


We must experience all these things in our daily lives. When a situation arises and circumstances become difficult, we should tell the Lord, “Lord, grant me grace, that I may allow You to constitute Your life and nature into my whole being. I desire that all that I am would come to an end, and that all of you would be all to me.”

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