WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE???
This morning, I awoke starting to badger myself for something not happening yet. I began to recall the taunting of this phrase, “who do you think you are?” It is more than just a question, in some cases it is an accusation. The enemy is the one who accuses us. If God ever asks this question, it comes from a place of reflection.
REALLY love this artistic expression of what we carry and who we are. GOD says we are to be in the world, but not of it. Let us pray for all countries, that this revelation comes through.
Who do we think we are? Well, if we have the mind of Christ, then we know that we are loved, fearfully and wonderfully made, and precious in the sight of our Father. But, what if we don’t? Then, we fall into the traps and snares of our enemies, by believing that we are lower than dirt on the ground.
God’s word says, “He loved us while we were yet sinning.” So the love was there, but the union was not. I pray this resonates. GOD loves us ALL, but cannot dwell within us freely, without restriction, unless we have pure hearts before HIM. This means unless we come before GOD not just seeking HIS ways, but asking HIM to download them in us, He cannot and will not help.
See, the point is not that we do not ever fail, or fall or even take the bait. The point is that we are learning and growing in HIM, so that if we do, we can repent and let GOD take over. Because GOD, in HIS infinite LOVE yearns to move on our behalf.
This link gives a few scriptures that explain who we should be, and who we ARE in Christ.
The next time the enemy tries to drag you backwards into your past, say NO. Remember say NO to drugs? Well, say NO to evil, ALL EVIL. The drugs are just a small portion. Jesus did not ignore the enemy, He addressed him, and dealt with him. Then, because HE, Jesus, was sinless and blameless and had no darkness in HIM, the enemy could not get to HIM, and deter HIM from the Father’s plans.
We are learning to make it a GODLY habit to come and be naked before GOD. Now, let me explain, this does not mean we come with no clothes on. Although there were people in scripture who did this. But, we lay our worldly clothes down to HIM. The emotions we may be facing, questions, our plans essentially, all are laid at the cross. Because GOD’s plans are bigger and better.
GOD longs to shine HIS GLORY upon us, but we cannot try to force it to come, we must wait upon the LORD. ~
We learned a long time ago, not everybody was going to support what GOD calls us to do. But, truly all that matters is that GOD does, because HIS plan and HIS ways are the only ones that work consistently and are sustained. We keep praying HIS will over ALL and speak forgiveness over wounds and the wounded soldiers. There are some who know they are warriors, and others who have only glimpsed who GOD in them is.
SO, when going to GOD this morning about this topic, I came up with some basics. who do I think I am? I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother, a friend, a daughter, a disciple, a steward, a servant, a singer, a writer, and a warrior. I am certain to GOD I am so much more. It seems lately, I am whoever He needs me to be. I am learning to be OK with that. 🙂
When the enemy comes and taunts and threatens to bring destruction, the JOY is still there that GOD is bigger than that. Does the enemy get a few jabs here and there? Well, yes sometimes this is the case. But, GOD is gonna knock HIM out, this we can count on, because “It is finished.”
CELEBRATE the JOY of THE LORD! It is our STRENGTH!!!! We have graduated from the world, and each new level in HIM will bring more FREEDOM. HALLELUJAH!!!!
I was going to post more scripture here, but I feel led to simply request that you go before GOD and let HIM give you some specifics. There are so many. I will share one that really jumps out at me. THIS is who we ARE.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
GLORY to GOD! WE are made NEW!!!!!!!!!!
In HIS GRACE and GLORY,