The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
" Dying to yourself to live for Jesus is a continuous process.
It doesn't just happen in 20 minutes or on a Thursday afternoon.
You can't die to yourself on Thursday night at the revival service.
You have to continuously make a conscious effort to live for Jesus.
Your body is part of the sinful flesh, and it will always want you to turn back to your evil ways.
The Holy Spirit that lives within you keeps us from getting involved in sin when we put all of our trust in him.
There are several signs you can use to tell if a Christian has truly died to themselves and is living for Jesus as instructed in Galatians 2:20.
They tithe with their money and don't hoard all of their money.
God calls Christians to be joyful givers.
Statistics show that very few Christians are tithing their 10% to the local church every month.
In addition to how the Christian tithes, you need to observe how they are spending their money.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having nice things, but if they are investing a lot of time and energy into pointless hobbies and expensive cars, then they may not have their priorities in the right place.
Galatians 2:20 is clear that when we die to ourselves, many of our hobbies and interests take a backseat to tithing and spending our money on worthy causes.
They are involved with the church outside of Sunday morning services.
Dying to yourself also means you will spend some time in ministry outside of Sunday morning services.
You may attend church on Wednesday night, or you may go to a small group meeting on Saturday morning.
Your time should reflect that you are a Christian who is committed to serving Christ in ministry at other times during the week or month.
I am not saying that you need to be at your church every night of the week, but you should make an effort to have some additional involvement in the church body.
Galatians 2:20 calls us to live for Christ, so some of our time during the week should be spent in ministry to God.
The fruit of the Spirit is evident in their life.
You can often tell when a person is a Christian.
They act different from other people.
They don't cuss as much, and they seem to get along with most people.
They don't always get along with people who have a different outlook on life, but that is because Christians take a stand for the truth.
Galatians 2:20 is a passage of Scripture that many Christians need to read over and over again.
It is the type of verse that can stir up our hearts and make us realize that everything revolves around Jesus.
No matter what struggles you are facing in your life, the key is to live for Christ and die to yourself!