Is there a better way to live for Christ? Oh, how we can be like Christ if we allow Him to live in us. We must first get out the way and allow Christ to step into our lives and make the change.
“It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10: 23).
United to Jesus Christ as your Redeemer, you are accepted in the Beloved. He does not merely take my place as a man and settle my debts. He does that and more.
He comes to give a perfect idea of what a man should be. He is the model man, not for us to copy, for that would only bring discouragement and utter failure; but He will come and copy Himself in us. If Christ lives in me, I am another Christ. I am not like Him, but I have the same mind. Hallelujah
The very Christ is in me. This is the foundation of Christian holiness and Divine healing. Christ is developing a perfect life within us. Some say a man can never be perfect. “It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” We are all a lot of failures. This is true, but we should go further.
We must take God’s provision for our failure and rise above it through His grace. We must take Jesus as a substitute for our miserable self. We must give up the good as well as the bad and take Him instead. It is hard for us to learn that the very good must go, but we must have Divine impulses instead of even our best attainments.
Are you ready to step out in His direct steps? Ponder on these things.
Sir Godfrey Gregg