Galatians 2:20 explains the power for Christian living. An easy way to remember this verse is to recall the difference between 110 and 220 electricity. 110 is for small appliances like toasters, but major appliances like dryers require 220 volts. And so it is, Galatians 2:20 contains major spiritual power to help us in life's big challenges.
How does one acquire this supernatural power?
- You must die to self. Paul said, "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live." Likewise, I must affirm that because of my union with Christ (Romans 6:3-6) I am crucified and everyday make the decision to die to self.
- Allow Jesus to live through you. Paul said, "Christ lives in me." Like a hand in a puppet, invite Jesus to takeover your mind, mouth, actions, emotions, etc. Give him complete control of all of you. Seek the filling of the Spirit.
- Live by faith. Paul explained, "and the life which I now live, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me." The Christian life is lived by faith. Stop trying and start trusting. Believe that Jesus wants to live through you and trust Him to do so. Feelings have nothing to do with victorious Christian living, but faith is vital.