CHRISTIAN IDENTITY…………..Liz Kamau
Who are you really? As you consider this question, what (or who) is influencing your answer? Is it what you do? What you think about yourself? Or What others say about you?
Often, we are unsure about who we are because we use people as our point of reference. We allow others to dictate to us how we perceive ourselves and then make their perceptions our own. What we do is often measured and judged by others either as acceptable or unacceptable and we allow this to define us.
However, the only reliable source of our identity is God!! He created each one of us, loves us, sent His son Jesus Christ to die for us, and he who transforms our lives thro’ His Holy Spirit!
When we allow Him to define our identity, we stand on a sure foundation for a life of peace, contentment, and YES…even more adventure!! When we establish our identity in how God sees us, we can confidently live lives in the assurance of His perfect plan for our lives.
SEE YOURSELF AS GOD SEES YOU!!
Unless you know the value of something ,how it operates or rather what it is used for, you can not really know at what price to sell it if you want to, how to use it or even where it is used**!! Do you agree with me??
Saturate your mind with the truth of God’s word. It’s filled with reminders of His unconditional Love for us. He says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Says that nothing can separate you from His Love (Romans 8:35). He has loved you and asks you to remain in His love (John 15:9).He says He has called you, has summoned you by name, you, are, …. HIS!!! Do you get this?? He told His servant Jeremiah He knew him before He formed him in his mother’s womb; and so is your case. Have you not heard He is the beginning and the end!!! Alpha and omega! He, Who is, who was and who is to come! God almighty!!.To him who is thirsty He promises to give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of Life (Revelation 21:6) He is the way, the truth and the life(John 14:6). Do you wonna know what you really are? You wonna bear fruits in your life, fruits that will last, abide in him and put your full faith and trust in Him (John 15:). Important thing to not is that; we are God’s masterpiece (Ephesians2:9)
Discovering our identity in Christ; this comes when we are given to Christ, thro’ which we become a new creation (2Cor5:17), this means we have a new identity!! Praise His Holy Name. That identity has amazing implications for how we live our lives and how God works in and thro’us.
As I conclude on this, I wonna ask you this….Are you relying on your own strength to face responsibilities of your life? Are you often discouraged or frustrated or even disillusioned at the end of the day? Living in Christ identity requires you to allow God’s power to work in and thro you. We will never experience life in abundance until we experience our Lord Jesus Christ as the author of our identity. By entering the race of Jesus, things true of Him become true of us, and what breaks His heart breaks ours to.
After all is said and done the worst will be Him saying, “I tell you the truth, I do not know you.” like He told the five foolish virgins who went to meet the bridegroom, took their lamps and didn’t take any oil with them. (Matthew25:1-12).
May our good Lord help us.
July 08, 2014
July 08, 2014
July 08, 2014