Identity - Gratitude Day 15
Its funny- so much of my life I have tried to be something other than who God defined me to be. In 5th grade, I dressed sporty, and tried so hard to play basketball (a game in which I lack any skill at all!). When I was in 6th grade, I wore really baggy clothes and listened to rap (funny because I lived in a rural southwestern farming town in Minnesota!).
In 8th grade, I went retro and grunge. I dressed in corduroy and pin striped pants, velvety-shirts, and listened to Pearl Jam and the like. Then I thought I could be sporty again- until I finally figured out that the only sport I enjoyed was Cross Country- but it wasn't for the running (I came in last at almost every meet!)...it was for the camaraderie between myself and my running partners.
No matter the titles that I am granted here, the ultimate title, is my God-given one- I am a child of God-!
Today I am grateful for identity - yours and mine as a child of God. I am grateful that the all powerful and knowing Papa has given me a life that rests in Him as His child and I can rest peacefully with the wisdom of knowing I am a Child of God.
This promise is not only for me, but it is for my husband, my children, and you! No matter the circumstance; health problems, financial distress, bad news or seasons of life- there is nothing too far from our God. For He says in Isaiah 41:13 "For I, Yahweh your God, hold your right hand and say to you, do not fear, I will help you". I have confidence in my designer, my deliverer, for I am a Child of God. We don't have to pretend to be something we are not, because all that matters is who we are in Christ.