Monday, June 9, 2014
This summer I wanted to spend some time going through different scriptures discovering our true identity in Christ.
Currently, I am reading two books. I am reading Limitless Life by Derwin Grey with Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies and Victory over the Darkness by Neil Anderson. Both of these books focus on finding our true identity in Christ.
Through Derwin Grey's book, I am finding that I have believed labels about myself that simply are not true. Labels such as failure, afraid, rejected, unloved, unlikable. These labels or other negative labels, if believed, limit our lives. These labels are false and do not define us. God defines who we are and He says we are complete, courageous, accepted, loved, and His friend.
In Neil Anderson's book, he states, "It is not what you do as a Christian that determines who you are; it is who you are that determines what you do."
When we have the wrong labels on us, it determines what we do and like I said above, it limits us and what God wants to do in our lives. When we believe what God says about us and replace wrong labels with the truth, our actions will reflect our beliefs and God is able to work more effectively through our lives.
So, for the next 40 days or so, I want to focus on identity. I want us to see ourselves differently, through new lenses by the end of this summer. I want us to see ourselves as Christ sees us, a perfect reflection of His grace and love. Who is with me? Who is in for this 40 days of finding our true selves?!