Tuesday, May 17th, 2022



Culture tells us to soak in all the experiences we can, all the relationships we can, all the prosperity we can. Why? Because we’re told that is what living fully is. It is what living a full life looks like. But, if that is the case, why then do we so often hear from those who seem to have done all this, that soaking in those things leaves them feeling empty, dirty, used, or in a word, joy-less? Why then do we see people who seem to have it all still have many of the same problems we do, if not more? It’s because we’re soaking in the wrong things. Those who have not felt the fullness and joy of the Spirit indwelling them see living in obedience to Christ as a life of lacking. But when you are full of what gives supreme joy and assurance, are you really lacking in what does not? In this way, the meaning of Galatians 2:20 takes on new meaning to anyone who is seeking fullness, joy, and assurance. It says, “I have been crucified with Christ: and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” It’s a matter of, like a sponge, wringing out the things that only give us fleeting moments of fun and soaking in that which fills us for life with joy, fullness, and assurance. Today, if you are struggling with letting go of certain things in your life that you know impede the Spirit from bringing its full fruits, trust that it will when you, as they say, “let go and let God.” “I have been crucified with Christ: and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” — Galatians 2:20