God doesn’t look at my outward appearance; He looks at my inner being. I don’t have fellowship with Him physically; I commune with Him spiritually. My outer body is to my spirit what a shell is to a seed; it is the container for the real me. It is incredibly complex, but it is not who I am. The Bible instructs me to love God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind; all of which I want to do. Yet, as difficult as it has been for me to comprehend it, none of those things are the real me. They are means by which I can express myself in both the physical and spiritual realm, but they are not able to have fellowship with the Lord. Only I can do that; the one who was raised from the dead with Jesus Christ. I pray that God will help me know and understand more fully who I am in Christ.
"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin."
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."