So I figured I would start this blog off with where the title of this blog came from. I was reading Romans 6, and more specifically verses 4 & 5.
"Therefore we have been buried with him though baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life. For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection."
Wow these such familiar truths began to have new meaning as I meditated on that all day. I was driving and thought to myself who I once was, all the regrets, and everything that despised is dead. Who I once was is dead. That is not me anymore. That man was buried with Christ. Jesus took all the regrets, guilt, shame, and everything that was hideous in my life and bore that in His body as He hung a bloody mess....murdered for me. Now I am alive. In the car, I kept saying to myself, "I am alive...I am alive...because Jesus I am alive!" I am a new person. I have a fresh new start at life, and on top of that I have been freed from sin. I bursted into tears, "I am alive!"
These have been sobering thoughts, and much needed in the drought that sometimes takes place in my heart. I love it when God brings the rain. God is so good.