Showing posts from April, 2012

Who are you?

I ask you, who are you?
How would you respond?
Would you tell me what you do for a living aka your professional title? Would you tell me your name? Would you tell me what you have done. I ask because when you read a person's bio, it normally serves to answer the question, who are you? However most people's bio tends to say what they do, what they've done, and what they are trying do. Rarely do you read a bio that clearly states who they are.

For example, who am I? I am Kristin. A child of God, an heir to the kingdom in heaven with Christ. That is who I am.

No where in there do you see me refer to job or my position at church. You do not see me refer to any gift I have received via Christ & the Spirit. Many time what you do and who you are get crossed and too closely intertwined. Many times you will notice the signs when what you do comes home with you at night. You notice it when what you do dictates how you interact with your family and friends.

I write this because I…

Jesus Christ

Today feels like a brand new beginning. 
Last night I watched the Passion of the Christ. And I cried. I know what we read but to see it visually is something completely different. It gives you a more appreciative look at Christ sacrificing himself for US. Even while they we beating Him, cursing Him, nailing Him to the cross...Jesus was praying for them. He was asking God to forgive them and to have mercy on them because they were ignorant of the truth. 
Jesus personified His teaching. He specifically taught us to pray for those who persecute us. And that is what He did.
Jesus gave His life for our sins. He didn't have a simple and nice death. He had one the most painful and gruesome deaths that could be given at that time. 

So when you give your life to Christ. Do so remembering all that He endured for us, for our sins, for your sins! Be serious about the commitment you make to Him, because He was serious about the commitment He made to us.

Everyday die daily. Die to your flesh. Jesus …