🎶 Fear, you don't own me
There ain't no room in this story
And I ain't got time for you
Telling me what I'm not
Like you know me
well guess what?
I know who I am....🎶
(The Breakup Song by Francesca Battistelli)
🎶 Got my own GOD-DENTITY! 🎶
I was singing along with Francesca this morning when the word GOD-DENTITY inserted itself in place of IDENTITY. The actual line says ‘Got my own identity’. It’s a good line but when I started singing GOD-DENTITY, it just felt right. That’s your NEW WORD OF THE DAY 😀 My identity comes from God. He created me and molds me into His image every day.
The Lord asked me recently WHO ARE YOU? (He knows ! He just wants to make sure that I know.)
~ a child of God
~ a royal priesthood
~ God’s special possession
~ a new creation
This list could go on and on for hours, right?
How would I have replied to the Lord’s question 20 years ago? When I wasn’t serving Him? Before I made Him Lord of my life?
broken, lost and confused
Sometimes, the enemy likes to brings up my past.
Sometimes, he tries to insert fear into me: fear of failure or fear of rejection. Fear does NOT come from God!
Sometimes you just have to tell the devil to SHUT UP!!!! (works every time) 😀
Sometimes, you just have to talk back to him using the words and promises from God’s Holy Bible! (works every time) 😃
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—”
John 1:12 NIV
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
“For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that his tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace —for the same love he has for the Beloved, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure! And in love he chose us before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, he ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence.
Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace.”
Ephesians 1:4-7 TPT
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
II Timothy 1:7 NKJV
So WHO ARE YOU?
You are loved, my friend. How amazing is it that the same God who created the sun and the stars, created you, too. You belong. You have not been forgotten. He knows exactly where you are. He counted you worthy enough to die on the cross.