My Concrete Dove2 Timothy 1:7-8 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. This blog is about my Christian walk. Join me for the adventure.
At the beginning of every year, I used to review my desk calendar and plan all the vacation days I could expect to enjoy. It gave me something to look forward to. Days off etched in stone, and I wasn't very happy if anything messed with my vacation plans. Well, I...
So, what’s your story? Gee, I don’t know if I want to share my story. It’s not always a happy one but, come to think of it, there are many happy stories within my story. Why not concentrate on those? Maybe I need to fix my thoughts. No, my thoughts aren’t broken, but...
The older I get the more urgent these things become.
Developing a daily discipline (2 Timothy 1:7) of talking to God and landing on an identity statement was completely Spirit-led. I believe, wholeheartedly that God drew me to Himself in a time of need and a relationship developed. It can happen to you too.
Something happened that night in the glow from the TV screen. I heard His voice, like a whisper deep in my heart. Come to me and I will give you rest.
Going through this process of discovering who God says we are, what He thinks of each of us, and why we can trust what He says in scripture is powerful stuff.
As the fruit of the Spirit develops, so should our identity statement. Not because our identity changes, that is set when we are saved. Not because God loves us more or less as we grow in faith, or don’t. The identity statement changes as our understanding of and relationship with Jesus deepens.
Are you a risk-taker or do you live tucked safely under the covers?
Do you have confidence in God’s ability to deliver on His promises? In His character? Isn’t that something you want to know before you determine the source of your identity?
Determining an identity statement is not done to fluff and buff your ego so you feel better about yourself. It’s not to cover over what others have told you about how they see you, or what you could improve in your appearance or personality. It’s more like your car windshield defroster.