Sunday, August 22, 2010

I am a C...

I am a C-H
I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
and I have C-H-R-I-S-T in my H-E-A-R-T
and I will L-I-V-E E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y!

If you know this song, I'm sure you sang it. Hahaha! I learned this song from 2 of my dear friends in college. I just had dinner with them and I can't help but hear thier voices, singing in twin unison, every time I see them. The song has been stuck in my head all week! So, needless to say I began thinking about it.

You see, the song talks about living eternally with Christ in our hearts. But lines 3 and 4 mean so much more than eternal life. It is a standard that we need to live by. It is a lifestyle, a choice, that we must devote ourselves to every day.

I have been reading through Acts. I was having some personal struggles with church (in general) and what the purpose of the church body is. I was trying to work through things on my own and found myself getting more and more perturbed with things. Finally, while teaching a Bible study with middle school girls, I was reminded that the Bible is the place to look for answers. I chose Acts because it is where the Church started.

And I am learning so much. The biggest thing that I am learning is exactly what the song says....I have CHRIST in my HEART! With that comes power for the kingdom of God!

In 5 chapters, there has been one account after another of the power of Christ living in people. Peter and John speak with passion and confidence and fearlessness. I find myself asking how are they doing this? Then I realize it is the power of Christ in their heart. The Holy Spirit working in and through them. And I ask myself if I really believe that this power is possible for all who believe.

I truly believe it is. Because we can overcome death with Christ in our hearts and live E-T-E-R-N-A-L-L-Y! There is power in that. There is power in Christ. And Christ's power is in us!


  1. How the song is in my head :) What an incredible post! It really made me thing about how I live my life and if it is as a C-h-r-i-s-t-i-a-n :) Love you!

  2. Love it! Thank you for your encouraging words.

  3. Thank you Dina for your post. I am reminded that someone told me once, "If we look to people (or other Christians), we are going to be disappointed. We can only look to Christ and our relationship with Him."

  4. This song brings back so many great memories for me too! I love you D!