Instead

Galatians 2.20 is not our standard for record-breaking endeavor.

It is not a high aim to be aspired to through long seeking and patient progress.

No, it is not God’s aim at all, but God’s method.

It is no longer I who live,
But Christ lives in me,
Is showing us how only Christ satisfies God’s heart.

No longer I, but Christ, means Christ instead of me.

The Christian life is the Christ life.

Christ in me has become my life, and is living my life instead of me.

It is not even that I trust Him as a separate, sufficient act.

No, God gives Him to be my life.