We are his body
And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:22-23
It might be challenging for normal minds to imagine that we are the body of Christ in deed. But this means a lot sense to those who are being renewed in their minds by the work of the Living Word through the written word.
We are indeed the body of Christ. All those who are born of the Spirit of the living God are actually members of the body of Christ.
I love this portion of scripture when Jesus called Saul of Tarsus before his conversion.
He said: « Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me ? » (Acts 9:4)
Paul was actually persecuting the Christians. He was arresting them and sending them in prison but Jesus did not say « why are persecuting my followers or my disciples ».
He said why are you persecuting me? Continuer de lire « Body of Christ »
Filled with emptiness
August 1999, I moved to Paris from the Caribbean to start a new life!
I was supposed to go to Uni to study IT Software Engineering but for some reason, I felt tired of studying.
My brother was working in an IT company providing services to a very famous French bank and they were looking for some IT field technicians. My BTEC in IT was enough and I got the job 3 weeks after landing in Paris. I was so excited!
I had my driving license for 4 months only and here I was driving in Paris with a company car. What a privilege!
I was living on a campus in the South of Paris, as I was supposed to be a student. I was not allowed to keep the room but I was following the flow. Many people would illegally keep those rooms once finished their studies.
They would pay a small fee to register at Uni but would never go as the campus administration would check this only at the beginning of each year.
Even if my conscience was telling me that it was wrong I could not resist the desire to save money and many people were doing it so I did it!
I made new friends on the campus (most of them were from the Caribbean) and I started a long cycle Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping, Working, Partying, Sleeping. Continuer de lire « Born in the Spirit in 2002 »