Who God is to you, he’ll be thru you.
I remember when I use to walk out a church routine rather than a love/faith-based relationship. I loved to talk about what little I knew rather than conversate about the liberating truth of the gospel! 2 Timothy 2:16 “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. I didn’t really talk about God because I felt that he wasn’t very happy with my performance. It made me uncomfortable when people would speak in tongues and dance differently in worship than the formal worship I was used to. I was comfortable with the formality of church and was shaken when the informality of God would rock the boat. I wasn’t rooted and grounded in Christ and people who were seemed like a bunch of weirdos to me. I read my bible from time to time and said those quick “God help me get thru this day” prayers as I ran out the door late for work. I went to church and felt pretty good about myself, but little did I know, I had no idea who God really was. I knew about him. I knew that I looked like most of the people in my church and would even toss around the Jesus slang as they did, but I didn’t know him personally.. Matthew 16:15 Who do you say I am?
I was a mile wide and an inch deep! I had no idea who God was because I didn’t know who I was. I’d become all too familiar with a God I hardly knew. I had no clue what my identity was. Who am I? For years I have been hearing people in the church tell me that I was a son. A son of God. I grew up as a son, but I was told that I wasn’t a very good one. Maybe I was home schooled in the wrong home? Hearing in church that I was a son sounded good, but honestly you can hear things in church for so long that they just become familiar church talk but hold no power.
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find It; knock and the door will be opened to you. One of the biggest turning points in my life was when my identity was revealed to me by God himself! It was the most liberating moment of my life and I will never forget it! I really pressed into know God and I found out first hand that he really is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Hebrews 11: 6 I was working in a warehouse at the time and it seemed like the Spirit fell upon me and stayed there for quite some time! A few hours at the least. In one instant I knew who I was, I knew who God was and I saw how much that he really loved me and cared about me. I knew that he had been there my whole life! 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. Are you kidding me!? I’ve had multiple near-death experiences that should have left me dead so many times BUT GOD!! I knew in an instant that he’s called me into a relationship with him and that he’s always been there for me, watching over me and protecting me. He never left my side or forgot about me. Even when I was lost and broken. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit. He loves us and created each one of us to have an intimate relationship with him. HOW? WHY?
These days it’s rare to see people who are walking in their true blood bought identities. People who know they are sons/daughters and heirs of God thru Christ. Galatians 4:7 “So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. People whose faith have become substance within them and who have the mind of Christ. They know they’re completely united with Christ, no longer by being saved, by being good enough or buy obeying God’s law but trusting Christ to save them. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith counting on Christ alone.
TIME FOR THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD TO ARISE AND TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACES!!