Tuesday, December 2, 2014

True Identity

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. . . God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.(1 Corinthians 1:4-9)
What actually is a Christ-follower? Who is a CHRISTian? What or Whom defines us?
Many Christians are experiencing an identity crisis. They know they’re saved, but they don’t really know what to think about themselves. Let’s take a little test. Do you consider yourself a sinner saved by grace or a saint who occasionally sins? Both statements are true, but the first one dwells on your past identity, whereas the second focuses on the Lord’s perception of you(Dr. Charles Stanley).
Way too many believers excuse sin. We take it too lightly. God hates sin. We too should learn to hate it. It keeps us from a closer relationship with our Father. It keeps us from experiencing all He has for us. It keeps us from knowing Him more deeply.
If His grace is sufficient, then why do we not use it more often? God, help us to hate sin and flee from it! help us to live out our true identity in You!!!

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