an experiene of Christ’s life

I’m still so amazed when I experience Christ’s life replacing my flesh in a given situation.

It amazes me how alive and well the Christ is in us. Christ relates to us, reveals things about Himself to us, speaks to us, communes with us, all by His spirit. Yet so many of us don’t know Christ in that way. So often (and for some their entire lives) we think that we have to be listening to a certain type of music or reading the Bible, or in a religious service to experience Christ…well none of that is true. Those ideas are false because they contradict the fact that Jesus Christ is alive and has taken up His residence in us both corporately (the Church) and individually.

Our Lord is not some distant object that we can only touch in certain atmospheres. He all-encompassing, He is all and in all. We walk in both death and life. We walk in the truth that when Christ died, we died with Him. We walk in the truth that when Christ was raised from the dead, we too were raised to that same life through baptism. The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us.