For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
~ 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, ESV ~
The greatest miracle of humanity is the redemption through Jesus Christ whereby we receive forgiveness, salvation, and a promised abundant life. When we come to realize our need for grace and surrender unto Him, we bring with us many aspects of who we are. It is not just the individual suffering from various trappings, chains of bondage, and past trauma’s. We bring many different gifts that help facilitate our spiritual growth and restoration of our true sense of self.
Parts of ourselves are highly developed while other aspects of ourselves are not. Yet, our greatest fear is turning to the new side of identity through Jesus Christ and exploring it. However, as we turn to Him – daily – we begin to open up those sides of ourselves that were once closed off. This is because we were once lost in a world of our own suffering of substance use and co-dependency. Where we had fewer options, we have gained access to our personal strengths and heightened sense of self in order to discover those new parts of our identity.
One of the greatest discoveries is our relationship and kinship with others on their own spiritual journey of healing and growth. Collectively, we become part of a community where there is encouragement, empowerment, discipleship, and growth. It becomes reassuring that we do not need to hide any aspect of who we are when we start living a life of integrity and authenticity.
Today, show gratitude to God for the many options He is revealing to you in this renewed life.