In his Bible study manual, Living by the Book, Hendricks suggests writing verses in your own words for further cement their meaning into your brains. This week I am studying and memorizing...
I have been crucified with Christ; and 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 up for me.
Here's my version:
At the moment I placed my trust in Christ, I became a participant in His crucifixion with Him. Therefore, I no longer strive for righteousness through my works, my puny efforts at pleasing God, but I accept the gift of righteousness offered by God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Yes, my flesh is still at work, I still sin, but I am able to rest in the grace of God. I trust that the sacrifice Christ made, the sacrifice that demonstrated His great love for me, is enough.