Christ who is perfect desires to live His perfect life in us all the time. Do you allow that to happen? No! And I don’t either. What is then wrong? The problem is that some of us seek to live allowing Christ to rule in our hearts and just mess up sometimes, while others who call themselves Christians never intend to allow God to rule their lives or even let Christ live His life in them. If we are going to know God’s love, His peace, His joy and all the other characteristics of God in us, then we will have to humble ourselves and seek to surrender to Christ to His rule in our life. If Christ lives in me, I will live my life fully under His control, and He will give me all that I need and even what I want at times. His life in me will bring abundance to me, a full and complete life.
Paul then says, “the life I live in my body,” the physical life that is breathing and talking and all of that, is lived by FAITH in Jesus Christ. God gives me life now and forever because of my faith in His Son, Jesus. The faith I have to live my life is guided by the Word of God. If I study and know His word then my life is lived more like Christ lived His life and the more Jesus lives in me, the more I look like Him in all I say and do. Paul ends this verse by saying, “I live my life by the faith I have in the Son of God” and then he says, “He is the one who loved me so much He was willing to die for me.”
Today, I hope you can see that Jesus died for you. I hope that you can see that He wants to live in you and give you all that God has for you but you won’t be His without humbly surrendering to Him and letting Him live in and through you.