Not I, but Christ…

—From my Prayer Journal, November 25, 2003

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” —Galatians 2:20

Not my goals, but His.

Not my pride, but His praise.

Not my strength, but His.

Not my sin, but His holiness.

Not my revenge, but His.

Not my lack of faith, but His faithfulness.

Not my effort, but His overflow.

Not my provision, but His abundance.

Not my understanding, but His omniscience.

Not my self-pity, but His glory.

Not my trials, but His faith process.

Not my plans, but His.

Not my results, but His.

Not my ingenuity, but His creativity.

Not my temporalness, but His eternality.

Not my pettiness, but His overarching purposes.

Not my self-focus, but Him.

Not my objects of worship, but Him.

Not my sorrow, but His joy.

Not my selfishness, but His selflessness.

Not my striving, but His power.

Not my ministry, but His.

Not me, Him.

I’d love to hear your own “Not I, but Christ” phrases. Please leave your comments…



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3 responses to “Not I, but Christ…

  1. Not my choice but HIS, I’m glad He choose you for me.:-)

  2. Not my choice but His, I am glad He chose you for me. I Love you:-)


    I like what Pastor Benny Hinn once said: It goes something like this, “If GOD is present I am not, if I am present GOD is not”. I say it’s HIM or me, perferably HIM (GOD).

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