What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?

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One of our residents is hoping to go on an extended mission trip when she graduates the Refuge program.  She has been busy filling out applications and answering questions regarding where she would like to serve and what is drawing her to want to serve on a mission trip.  One of her applications asked what it means to her to be a Christian.  We love her response!

“For me it means living in full surrender, living, not as my own, but as a vessel for God to use to express His unfailing, reckless love into the world! It means understanding His Word. Knowing it for myself and striving to understand it to the best of my ability through daily reading, reflection, and commentary of more mature believers. It mean falling short every day and knowing that He loves me anyway and that I am saved through His sacrifice and grace. It means loving others more than myself, no matter what my earthly flesh may judge them for. It mean following the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to go and spread His love and offer of salvation to every corner of the earth and experience His presence through fulfilling the needs of the needy. It means that every tiny moment and cranny of my life is known by God and can be used by Him to bring His Glory and promote the advancement of His kingdom.”

~ Resident Oct 2018