Last week I began this series, so you really do need to read the previous four entries from last week to get the maximum effect.


“The words I speak matter, so they aren’t my own. Which means my teaching isn’t my own either. It all comes from my Father, who sent me.

In fact, I don’t do anything on my own. I let the Father living in me do His work through me instead. I simply speak just what the Father has taught me. The Father commands me what to say and how to say it, so that whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say. I simply tell people what I have seen in the Father’s presence. When I live like that my words are spirit and they are life, just like Jesus, my model.

Why would I speak on my own, anyway? I would quickly slip into trying to gain honor for myself. If I testified about myself, my testimony wouldn’t be valid either. My Father testifies in my favor, and I know that when it comes right down to me, only what He says about me is entirely valid.

The bottom line is that I have been crucified with Christ. I no longer live. Christ lives in me, which is to say that the life I now live I live by faith in Him, because he loved me and gave himself up for me. My life is hidden with Christ in God now. It’s all about Christ in me—Christ the hope of glory, dwelling in my heart through faith, connecting me with my Father in heaven.”

So… have you been saying this? Praying this? What’s God been up to in you?