I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in my body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20-21
Strip from me - anything That keeps me less than prone My rights, they have been laid aside Your most glorious throne Pierce your sword - inwardly May it cut all the way The two-edged blade divides my will There is no other way Crucify - all of me Myself, my rights, my pride Help me Lord to always ask, "Is this my chance to die?"
“See in this, a chance to die.”
“See in this” – this provoking, this rebuke that should not have been – “a chance to die.” To self, and the pride that comes from defending self.
“See in anything” – anything that rouses you to claim your “rights,” or even to consider them at all – “a chance to die”…
Welcome anything that calls your only true position: “I have been crucified with Christ…” (Galatians 2:20)
A crucified life cannot be self-assertive. It cannot protect itself. It cannot be startled into resentful words. The cup that is full of sweet water cannot spill bitter-tasting drops, however sharply it is knocked.
Amy Carmichael, Gold by Moonlight, pp. 80-81.