I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
Live By Faith
Faith-based, ethnic neighbourhoods are growing rapidly across the Greater Toronto Area and other metropolitan areas of Canada. These residential communities are a type of enclave that develops around places of worship, and are inhabited predominantly by congregants of one faith who may or may not be of a single ethnic origin. Although still in existence across North America, such religious residential communities were more common around Catholic and Protestant churches up until the first half of the last century.
Every day we put our faith in things and seldom even think about it. When you ate breakfast this morning you had faith that the food you ate and the coffee you drank were safe and healthy. When you started your car, you had faith that those who designed and built your car had done so with your safety in mind. In a sense, we all live lives of faith multiple times a day. For those of us who love Jesus, our lives are even more faith-filled that others. The apostle Paul wrote this in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” I love the simplicity of what Paul says here – the life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God.” Paul reminds us that our entire lives are a walk of faith in Jesus Christ. We must trust Him in every decision we make, every difficult situation we face, everything. Live by faith in Jesus in all things today.
These have been words from the heart.