Who Are You?
Identity theft. According to Wikipedia, “Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.” Something I definitely want to avoid.
But there is a part of my identity that I DO want others to desire. It’s not my name or credit card number, but a relationship with the very One who created me – Jesus Christ. This relationship has life-changing power, and is freely available to everyone. Do you want to know more?
My identity in Christ includes a very impressive list of adjectives. According to Ephesians 1:3-7:
- I’m blessed (v.3)
- I’m chosen (v.4)
- I’m adopted (v.5)
- I’m accepted (v.6)
- I’m redeemed (v.7)
- I’m forgiven (v.7)
All of these words reflect the love of the Heavenly Father. The Heavenly Father who loved each one of us enough to send His Son to die on the cross to pay our sin debt. His Word makes it clear that he wants every person to experience a relationship with him:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
But the choice is ours.
Are you tired of living for yourself? Do you desire a new identity – one that includes a relationship with your Creator? You can begin that relationship today:
- Admit you’re a sinner (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
- Realize your need for a Savior (Romans 5:8)
- Believe that Jesus paid your sin debt, and call on Him to save you (Romans 10:9-10)
Enjoy your new identity in Christ and make the most of every opportunity to share him with others!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your love for me. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to have a relationship with you. Help me to live out my identity in you, so others have a desire to know you too. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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