In the coming weeks, we will be looking at what God has said about our identity. One of the biggest topics of the New Testament answers the question, “Who are we in Christ?”
To understand who we are in Christ, we must first understand Christ himself. In the Gospel of John, he goes back in time to show that unfolding of all that God has done leads to the person of Jesus. The book opens, “In the beginning was the Word…” A revelation of the eternity of Jesus.
The world has a fundamental problem. On its own it does not have a way to be in a right relationship with God. The world wants to define the relationship in their terms. They will define ideas like “love” and God will just have to adapt to us.
When you work a job, when worked out well, there is a chain of authority. When someone in authority is gone, people know who is charge. When we have received him, we have not only been a part of him through creation, but we are made higher than creation through Jesus. This isn’t just believing that Jesus existed or that he was a wise man. It is through believing what he said is true, and accepting him as Lord and accepting his authority. What would happen if your boss puts you in charge and you do not follow his instruction? Think your boss will be understanding when he returns?
When we choose to follow Jesus as Lord, we become a new person. Not totally understanding this concept, it means that we become that of a natural-born child of God. I am. We are who we are because He says so. Period. Nothing you do or say will get you to that point. It is only through the choice to accept Jesus. When we accept this, we begin to live it out in a work life, our prayer life, in all aspects of life.
We get to live as His! Don’t let the confusion of the world trying to define its identity without God to burden you finding you identity in God. We have to accept the identity in Him first.
Do you accept God’s truth that He has made you His child? It is an important question you must answer. Any doubt in this question will lead you to start question all the ways that God is working through you and around you. In answering this question, you will begin to find your true identity in Christ.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. (ESV)
12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, (ESV)
13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)