Who Am I?
Look at yourself. Go look in a mirror just for a few seconds before reading on.
Who are you? Who am I? They say the mirror does NOT reflect what others see in you, just what you see or fear seeing. Pictures / photographs of us also do not reveal the true “you” or “me.”
Did you look? What did you see? Did you see the face of our Lord, Jesus Christ? Yes, you are God’s creation and a living testament of and to Christ.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
”Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
So, where do we go from here? If we are a new creation in Christ and are His workmanship, what now?
The cartoon character Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes once said, “God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I’m so far behind I will never die.”
Do you relate to this at all. I know I do. But does God look at you and count the “things” you have or have not accomplished? I think not; I know there are wonderful assurances of everlasting life because Christ died for our sins. Grace is what we are all about and grace is what we look like to God.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1
“And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” – Colossians 2:10
“For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” – Ephesians 2:18
So, if we don’t have to do works to be saved, where do we go from here? First of all, I would suggest a comraderie or fellowship of believers. We all need to reach out to each other for that support and also so we can support. Prayerfully, you have a church that is a positive support for you. Our Bethel is a wonderful House of God. We stand together and love and cherish each other as children of our Lord. We welcome all who enter our doors for spiritual fellowship, prayers, and friendship.
And, God does expect us to do good and to help others. He also wants us to tell HIS story and bring people to the truth of salvation. He wants us to share the “Good News” – the GOSPEL.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
Worship becomes a very important part of our lives. It is through worship that we reach out and “touch” our Lord as He touches us. We glow with the love of our Lord.
Sitting alone in front of the television, watching a movie, or shopping at the mall does little to put that glow on our face. Being one with Christ does.
A boy told his father, “Dad, if three frogs were sitting on a limb that hung over a pool, and one frog decided to jump off into the pool, how many frogs would be left on the limb?” The dad replied, “Two.”
“No,” the son replied. “There’s three frogs and one decides to jump, how many are left?” The dad said, “Oh, I get it, if one decides to jump, the others would too. So there are none left.”
The boy said, “No dad, the answer is three. The frog only DECIDED to jump.”
Now it is your turn to decide. Where do you go from here? Let’s all jump right in that pool and live this scripture . . . “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2: 10
Jesus said to “Love our neighbor as ourselves.” That puts the ball in our court. So, let’s put on our jacket, walk out our door, and help someone who could use our inspiration, our kind words, our uplifting spirit.
I think it is time, especially in this day and age, that we look beyond our personal joys and sorrows, frustrations – and look at those around us. How can we help? What can we do to encourage them? How can we share the Word with them? Jesus said that the shepherd would leave his herd and look for that one lost lamb.
We should do the same.
So many need the help and attention in this day. It surely would be a blessing to you and to me to reach out and touch someone, as they say. Let your loving spirit unfold onto those in need and watch how it comes back to you ten fold in blessing after blessing. Yesterday, I reached out and helped someone and felt so good when it was all completed. That alone was a blessing to me and worth every minute I was involved.
I felt uplifted by lifting up. So can you.
As we see in this scripture, the farmer was blessed after his cultivating by God who sent the rain to nourish the land.
“…Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.” Hebrews 6:7
All this goes to answer the question: Who Am I?
You know who you are. You do not have to look in that mirror. Just look up and you will see yourself in the bright blue sky, the gorgeous bubbling clouds, the sparkling sun.
You are a blessed child of God, saved through Jesus Christ for the forgiveness and redemption of sins and to do good for the glory of God.
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:9
Go in peace; Serve the Lord…..Thanks be to God.