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!