" I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I know live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20
I've heard Pastor Mickey White recite this passage time after time. As we read this verse, think about it for a moment. Are we living our lives for Christ as Paul was when he wrote this passage? It's sad to say, but many of us are still holding on to some things in our lives that are causing us to live a life out of God's will. We may be partially obedient in some areas, but partial obedience is disobedience.
The men and women that come to Changed Lives Ministry have been making decisions and doing things their own way their whole lives. Their way and their decisions have gotten them to the point that they need help. That's why they must be broken when they arrive. The must be ready to surrender themselves in the flesh and allow Christ to live in them. Former graduate and now manager, Tommy Turpin, testified that surrendering his will was one of the biggest hurdles he faced when going through CLM. Faith in Christ grows stronger the more we learn God's Word. When we surrender our way's for God's ways, we can say " I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me."
Director of CLM