"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." NIV
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." KJV
Becoming a born again Christian is not merely making a mental decision for Christ. It is a forever commitment to turn our entire lives over to the Lord in faith that He will bring us to Himself. We are freed from enslavement in sin and become slaves of the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no partial salvation, no riding the fence, no serving two masters. Our Lord cannot bring us to Himself and make us like Himself unless we give Him a blank check with our lives.
Heavenly Father, oh how we glorify Your Name and praise You for providing the way of salvation. Help us, O God, to turn our whole lives over to You. Show us where we might be holding on to the old life and give us boldness to let it go and be totally Yours. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC