Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Yet Not I

Galatians 2:20

We all know this powerful verse in Scripture. This last week the Lord allowed me to teach a little on this verse on I hope it helped us in Sunday School at our church. When the Lord saved us he bought us with a price. The Bible tells us that we are no longer our own. The greatest robbery in the church is not tithes and offerings. The greatest robbery in the church is us taking our life back when God bought us. We are to conform into the image of Christ. The Lord brings trials in our life to get us to the point of looking like his Son. The greatest thing we can do as a Christian is to die to self every single day. This is something we must do. If we do not die to self then we are not surrendered to the Lord. If we are not surrendered to the Lord then we are not right with God. I know that is a great big punch to our pride but it is the truth. I have been going over a series in Sunday School on what is wrong with the church. One of the problems is we are still in control of things. This verse says yet not I in it. We are living in this life but we are not suppose to be living Christ is too be living through us. I know again a great big punch to our pride. When it comes to decisions in our life am I living or am I letting Christ live through me to make that decision. When a person is dead they are dead. They have no more attitude( One of the ways I know most the church is not dead is by attitudes} They don't control their actions, the Lord does. Maybe one of the reasons the body of Christ goes through what they go through is because the Lord does not have come complete control. When we are dealing with family I am living yet not I. When we are dealing with finances we are living, yet not I. When we are dealing with future decisions we are living yet not I. Please get what the Lord is trying to say today. You may be breathing, and living but it is suppose to be me living through you. I know in my own life the Lord has shown me that I am not dead on the way. When dealing with anything in our life may we remember this verse and say yet not I. May God bless you till next time.


Julie's Jewels said...

Amen!! You are so right!! It is not about us but about the One Who saved us. I would have loved to have heard this lesson. But God blessed in my little one's SS class too. I pray the Lord helped those who did hear it.

Cindy said...

Excellent post! I still have problems in my life at times thinking it is all about me, but when I get back to reality and realize that 'I' have nothing to do with it, but Jesus has everything to do with it . . . life is much better! Thanks for this post!

Kristina said...

And may I say that it was a good SS lesson! It helped me out a lot!

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Jessica said...

Bro. Tim,

Thanks for posting this!! I had people tell me that this was a GREAT Sunday School lesson. And I hated that I missed it. But I know that I was in the Lord's will filling in for Sis. Donna. It was a Blessing being able to teach the girls for those weeks.

Anyway, I'm so glad you posted it on here. It was a help to me. I've been going through some things in the last couple of weeks, and the Lord has been teaching me alot about dying to self, and letting HIM have control. There were several areas in my life that I was trying to control, and the Lord showed me that I needed to surrender it to HIM, and let HIM do the work!!

I also wanted to say thank you to you and Sis Crystal for your prayers, and the time yall take with our youth group!! Y'all will never know how much yall mean to us!!

Thanks again for this post!!