Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ  lives in me:  and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”
Galatians 5:24 “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”
You have been born again, you have eternal life.  This is too wonderful for words.
However, there is one problem.  Your old self, your old nature, continues to live.  There are now two natures alive in your body; the old nature of sin and death, and the new nature of righteousness and life.  Speaking of this, Paul said in Romans 7, “Oh wretched man that I am!  Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
This is a critical point in your journey.  Look very closely at today’s Scripture.
It is very common in our culture to say, “I have committed my life to Jesus.”  You understand the statement, but there is a seed of error in it.  Consider this example.  You have a financial need and someone agrees to loan you money.  You commit to repay the loan.  Your commitment and their acceptance indicate that you have the potential, prospects, or ability to repay the loan.  A commitment is made from strength, “I will do this.”
This is the seed of error in the walk of many Christians.  Your very best commitment is not adequate to enable you to live the life Christ calls you to live. You do not have the ability, power, or strength to make good your commitment.  There is an even greater problem with this commitment.  The very fact that you “committed” has in its essence, pride.   This pride can be so subtle you do not see it, yet pride is there saying “I can do this.”  Did you commit to Christ?
The only way to walk the path with Christ is by surrender.  It is a complete, total, giving up of yourself, your rights, and your plans.  Surrender.  This word is difficult to say, and surely difficult to do.  But to go on the journey and walk in the Spirit is a life of daily surrender to Christ.  Have you surrendered?
“I am crucified with Christ.”  A dead man has no rights.
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