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Christ Lives in Me

Christ Lives in Me

When Dr. R. G. Lee, the late, great preacher, first went on a Holy Land pilgrimage, he, along with his tour group, came to Golgotha, the place of the crucifixion. Lee, moved with emotion, ran ahead of the crowd. When the others arrived at that sacred spot, they found him on his knees, with tears streaming down his cheeks. “Oh, Dr. Lee,” one of them exclaimed, “I see you have been here before.”

“No,” he replied. Then quickly correcting himself, he said, “Yes, I have. Two thousand years ago.” Then came the words of Galatians 2:20:

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

As our Lord hung on the cross, the crowd saw only one man on the center cross. But the Father saw not just Christ but you and me and all others who would put their faith in Christ. When we come to Jesus, God takes our old life from us (“I have been crucified with Christ”) and puts a new life in us (“Christ lives in me”).

  • The Christian life is not a changed life. It is an exchanged life.

You give Christ your old life, and He puts it away in the sea of His forgetfulness. And He gives you a brand-new life, a new life in Christ. It is an awesome thought: “Christ lives in me.”


We love to identify with things. Certain logos tell the world the brand of clothing we are wearing. We proudly show our school colors and logos. Look at your key ring. Most likely it bears the logo of your automobile. When you look at a logo today, let it remind you of the privilege you have to identify with Jesus Christ. Let others see Him through the “logo” of your life and lips today.


I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

Lord, speak through my mouth today; look at others through my eyes; live through me today so those with whom I come in contact will see You in me for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Excerpted with permission from The Passion Code by O. S. Hawkins, copyright O. S. Hawkins.

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Your Turn

 Have you thought about it that way before? Most of us could say, “Christ lives in me” but to envision ourselves with Christ on the cross is a different way of looking at it. How does that change your view of how God looks at you? ~ Devotionals Daily