This Easter Sunday I have been reflecting on who I am in Christ. It is so easy to be the Michelle who is of this world and enjoying all the fruits that come so easily. Much harder to be the disciple who wishes to live a life where Christ comes first.
There is a lot about myself that I don't like but to be honest I'm not sure how ready I am to change any of these things. I have many faults and I sin continually and this makes me sad but if I look back over a period I can see how all the small changes have mounted up and I'm becoming more the person that Christ intended me to be.
I know I need to change and I need to stop doing many of the things I do and stop thinking many of the things I think. They are not becoming of someone who wishes to follow in the footsteps of Christ, thank the Lord He is patient and He understands all my imperfections.
Being a Christian is not an easy thing to do. Not if you are truly striving to live as Jesus did when He was on earth. It takes a lot of work and sacrifice and I don't mean to sound whiny because yes, I know I receive more blessings than I ever deserve. God is merciful and His grace is beyond my comprehension.
I believe our family's move in a few months time will be a massive step forward in all our faith journeys. Living in close proximity with people from all cultures, attending regular prayer and study groups and having time to just be and to serve will all impact me I'm sure. I seek to live for Christ and to demonstrate what an awesome God He is. If you do not yet know Him personally then I cannot recommend it enough, it will shake up your life and change everything. The ride can be rough but the ultimate reward is above and beyond your wildest dreams.
Today especially, I praise the Lord and lift Him high as I know that He is risen and I await the day He comes again.