let the word of Christ dwell in you richly

It’s not about me…

 

It’s not about me.

A lot of sentences start that way and are quickly followed by, ‘It’s not about me, but – ‘. Well, many years ago, the Creator of the universe began a process in me that He is still working on. This process is about removing the ‘but‘ in the sentence that starts with, ‘It’s not about me‘.

As your astute comprehension would have already informed you, yes, I am one of those people who you probably call a christian. A strange word used mostly as an adjective these days, ‘christian’ gets tacked onto anything from music to stationary and somehow I find myself wedged in-between the latest MP3 and an eraser!

In reality, I’m someone just like you. I don’t have it all together. I struggle with the harsh realities of life, pain and death. I often live life with an ‘entitlement’ mentality. I love. I laugh. I cry. However, a number of years ago something incredible happened to me. It wasn’t a ‘near-death’ experience; it was a ‘death‘ experience. That’s right. I died.

That’s why I can say it’s not about me.

It is however, all about the one who gave my life back to me. Not the broken old dream I thought was life, but real life. Life like I’ve never experienced before. Someone else’s life. His life.

So I’m not a christian version of my old life, I’m something new altogether; a new creation.

My identity is wrapped up in the identity of someone infinitely greater than me.

2000 years ago, a man who shaped the world said it like this, “it’s no longer I that live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave Himself for me”.

So now, it’s all about Jesus Christ. My thinking about life, love and laughter have been redefined, re-imagined, and ultimately re-born.

Jesus – the Word who became flesh.

That’s why this is wordfocused.

My intention is that this blog will help you become more wordfocused too. Articles, poems, reviews, links; all of which are intended to make much of Jesus.