Letters From Christ

Translucent heart covering image of handwritten letter signifying the letter written on a Christian heart by the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes I’m just so caught up in living I forget about the big WHAT in “What am I living for?” 

This morning God used Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth to remind me of what our lives in Christ are meant to be….

Our lives are like a love letter from Christ, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God onto our hearts.


This part overwhelms me: “Our Lives” meaning–my life? When I look in the mirror, do I see my wrinkles, faults and fears or do I see a love letter from Christ?

The awareness of my inadequacies rushes in to fill me with doubts until I cave in to the fact…it’s all true. I have faults–way too many faults to count.


For me, to have a life that resembles a “love letter from Christ” would take a miracle. And it did. Starting a lifetime ago, when I first asked God, in Jesus’ name, to forgive my sins and create a clean heart in me.Through God’s grace, He did. The peace, freedom and love I felt washed over me like a Tsunami. I then asked the Holy Spirit to come live in my heart and show me how to live. The Spirit did. But I’m not a good listener; I keep messing up.

In fact, I’ve messed up so many times in my life, I feel like my life’s “love letter” would more likely resemble an old paper stuck to the bottom of a trash can– torn, wrinkled, and stained.


But sometimes feelings can lie. I am a bit wrinkled, it’s true, but I know I’m far from worthless: I’m loved. So are you. We’re loved so much that we’ve been given the greatest gifts to help us through our earthly journey and beyond; God’s gifts of love, truth, forgiveness and peace written on our own imperfect hearts.

The letters from Christ? It’s our lives. WE are the living letters for all the world to see. But what if we still don’t think we measure up?

Then I pray the next time we look in a mirror, you and I don’t see the wrinkles, faults and fears that line our faces. Instead, we look at ourselves through the loving eyes of the Spirit of the Living God. Only then can we then see what God sees; the convicting truth and the purest love of all loves living inside us. When we see that, we’ll want share it; and when we share it… THAT’s our Living Love Letter for the world to see.

©2020 Connie Minnell, Resting In The Word


“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”  

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 NIV

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Introduction to Meditating in the Word

Welcome to Episode 1 of Resting in the Word, a scripture meditation podcast created to refresh the spirit and relax the mind. This show is designed for anyone who struggles to find a restful night’s sleep but is also looking for more than just healing the body. Here you’re given a choice to meditate upon the inspirational words that can and will change your life. Resting in the Word is created to help you enjoy all the mental, physical and spiritual health benefits that come with finally getting the rest your body so desperately needs.

As you listen, you begin with the soothing sounds of music, along with your host, Connie Minnell, who will guide you through a personal time of spiritual reflection. Then, as you gently move into the relaxing meditation, you allow all the benefits of the divinely inspired word of God, words  of peace and grace, to come to rest in your spirit. 

As the weeks go by, you will find that this is as much a journey of faith for me as it may become for you, so I humbly ask for your words or prayers of encouragement for Resting in the Word. In return, I will also be praying for you.
If you like what you hear, please tell someone else. You never know how you can bless another person’s life just by sharing what you know. If they don’t know what a podcast is or how to access one, just send them to my website at restingintheword.org, and they can listen there.


Note: This podcast is created to help you relax and sleep, please do not listen to while driving or other activities that require your full attention.