|Good ole KS ID, but it's not "me."|
Now, if I miss a few weeks, I feel it. My spirit sags. It seems harder to focus on and live by my faith. And when I finally get back to where I need to be - in a building full of people with a heart for God - my spirit inflates again like a balloon. Whoosh.
Maybe not everyone is this way. But for me, just sharing my faith with others, a communal love of the Lord with the goal of living better to honor Him, is inspiring. I learn. I grow. My heart swells and I step out renewed.
This past Sunday was one such time when I had been away from church for weeks for various reasons. And the message when I returned was a powerful one.
The basic nuts-and-bolts premise: JC is our ID
My pastor of course said it all much more fluently, but I will summarize what I heard and what it meant to me.
There are lots of things we define and identify ourselves with. Our spouse, kids, job, home, education, upbringing, family, friends, appearance, health, car, clothes. We (or me at least) find our minds wondering what others think or will think.
But the thing is, any of those could be fleeting. Marriages break up. Jobs are lost. Kids grow up and leave. Homes and cars can be destroyed. Friends and family move. Our health can deteriorate. Memories fade.
God and Christ are constant. Who we are in Them is constant. I think if we define ourselves that way, we will be much more at peace.
When you get caught up in the trappings of the day, just remember: JC is our ID