Die to Sin

When I heard those words, I didn’t know what that meant. Searched for days reading my Bible to understand what my place was in this turmoil of my heart. Months later, I am with the utmost reverence to Christ, thankful for His truth revealed to me providing more clarity.

Day complete

Like the sun going down to complete the day, my heart is complete in the words spoken to me today. Die to sin means, TRUST CHRIST! That is where I remain at peace. In all my desire to be a peaceful spirit, I can only trust Christ to console me and guide me. It is then, I feel complete.

Lean into Christ with all your anguish. He is the one that you need to cling to when you feel so distraught about the pain in your heart that appears once again. The evil one, your ego will try and define you. Come to know this truth. Be love, allow for others to express their love! Being centered in that love allows you to be in whatever circumstances, surrendered and remaining in your own uniqueness. With others wherever you are, you can genuinely remain connected to your inner power. Wherever you are, you can share your love and excitement for the sake of honoring your God-given gifts and it begins right where you are. Abhor evil and cling to Christ!

Holy Spirit lives in you and will guide you and fulfill you. Our struggles refine us and transform us into the character of Christ. Seek His Truth to come to know the very core of who you are. Love.

Full Expression of Love

6 Human Needs
6 Human Needs

I believe when you are being your unique and full expression of you, it encourages others to do the same.  Imagine a place where you are fully acceptable.  There is harmony and encouragement, certainty and safety, variety and significance, connection and love, growth, and contribution.  A friend of mine shared a theory with me, that humans have six needs.  As I wrote them down on an electronic sticky note, I defined what each means to me.  If you define them for yourself, your descriptions may be different than mine. How beautiful a place when we get curious about each other’s definitions and live lovingly.

When we get to the identity of our core, we find who we “say” we are.  With that clarity, our true desires unfold like a rose opening itself up in the sun. Its fragrance is blissful on a warm sunny day if you happen to be downwind.  Or, you need to lean over and place your nose up-close and personal.  By exploring your own identity, you may produce a metaphor of what fragrance you are.

A rose opening itself up in the sun.
A rose opening itself up in the sun

Diving into your own identity is a remarkable experience.  Learning to value who I am, get curious about other people’s identity, and be the person I was created to be is freedom. Freedom prevails when I am living out my full expression of love.  And living out my full expression of love hopefully encourages you to do the same!  What is “living out your full expression of love” like for you?