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“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

People in your circle of influence are drawing conclusions about Jesus based on what they see in you. If you know yourself at all, such a statement should strike alarm in your heart but not if it strengthens your human resolve to do better. A wiser response is to recognize anew your utter dependence on the Lord to live His life through you. Decrease your striving just to look right on the outside; increase your cry to Him to change you from the inside. Of course you and I will never get it right all of the time; failure is a part of growth. Regular exposure to God’s Word, constant communion through prayer, and fellowship with other lovers of Christ are important cars we dare not unhitch on the train to Christ-likeness. Never forget, however, that Christ in you is the Engine supplying the power to live the life that attracts others to Jesus by your example.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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