“The Message” version of Galatians 2:19-21 states, My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going to go back on that. It’s important to live out the fullness of your faith so that what is in your heart and what you say is seen in what you do. However, it’s important to get the order right. First, you trust that God’s love in Christ is enough to bring you into the right relationship with God. Next, you seek to welcome Christ to live in you so you become a new person. And then, the harvest of the ripened fruit in your life becomes more bountiful than you could ever begin to imagine. The life of faith not about being perfect – it’s about Jesus making you perfect in love.