Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cathedral Made of People

There are few things in life that we desire more than knowing who we are. What is our identity? Our identity is what gives us the guidelines to make choices each and everyday. Whether you are an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between.. my guess is that you have sought outward sources to define who you are. maybe it's your parents that contribute to your identity or your friends or perhaps to you your job defines who you are. maybe it's the good acts that define you or perhaps it is even the unfortunate circumstances that you have experienced in life that in your opinion explain you...I too often forget my true identity or even how i found it. I often try to redefine who i am based on my circumstances.I need to remember... I've found my identity in Christ... what do i mean by this you may ask? I'm a relational being that seeks the most perfect and fulfilling relationship of all... A relationship with God. Genesis 1:27 says that we were made in God's image. So where does the cathedral made of people come in ( catchy title i know)?

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says " Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?" If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple."

you see the church or the community of believers is the temple of God. We are the house. where God's spirit lives inside and nothing ever can stand against us. This is your identity. you belong to the body of Christ as long as you have put your trust in him. You are part of the most beautiful cathedral. one built only by God. One that is used to showcase God's glory. There is hope in knowing that no matter your present state you are a part of something.. the most wonderful thing. you are part of a cathedral made of people built by God.

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