I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ

       lives in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son

       of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

  (Galatians 2:20)


The old program was “Go with the world”; the new program is “Go into the world.” We will no longer pander to the world, but preach to the world, obeying the risen Christ’s command. Bearing the cross, therefore, means that we don’t refuse to die to the principles, passions, and programs of the old life. Christ is supreme in our lives—controlling the principle-room of our will, the passion-room of our heart, and the program-room of our mind. This is the secret of dynamic discipleship.