Saturday, January 12, 2013

Foundation Part 3: Who are we?

What do we do when we come to the realization who we are building our foundation upon?  We know who He is…but who are we? We must learn what the Word of God says about our identity.  Knowing who we are in Christ is the cement that keeps the foundation strong.  Without proper identity, our foundation runs the risk of shifting or becoming fluid with the changes that occur in our lives.  Confidence in our identity keeps our foundation strong, solid, and firmly in place throughout the storms we experience in our lives. 

Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, coming into being out of a woman, having come under Law,

Gal 4:5 that He might redeem those under Law, so that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Gal 4:6 and because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Gal 4:7 So that you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.
We are adopted sons and daughters of the Living God through His Son, Jesus!  We became adopted sons when we believed Jesus redeemed us of our sins when He was crucified on the cross, died, and then rose again.  Because we are adopted into His family, we become heirs to all that is His.  What is an heir?  An heir is someone that inherits something from someone else. Hallelujah!  We who have accepted Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, repented of our sinful nature, and are walking according to His Word are heirs with Christ!

If we are adopted sons and heirs, then what else does our identity consist of?

1Pe 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for possession, so that you might speak of the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

1Pe 2:10 you who then were not a people, but now the people of God, those not pitied then, but now pitied.

We are royalty!  We are adopted sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  We are chosen by the Father Himself!  We are holy!  We have been called out of the darkness into the light.  But wait…not just any light.  HIS light!  What can compare to the light of the Lord Jesus?  Absolutely nothing! 
1Jn 4:4 You are of God, little children, and you have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

We are also overcomers and victorious because the One who claimed victory over death, hell and the grave lives inside us and is greater than any enemy that can come against us in this world.  We are victors.  We are not defeated.  Knowing we are victorious and chosen sons and daughters of the King of Kings gives us the bond agent we need to keep our foundation strong. 
It is easy as a woman to get wrapped up in the many titles we carry each day and try to find our identity in the titles.  Most of us fulfill some and maybe all of the following titles: wives, mothers, daughters, employees, employers, tutors, chefs, chauffeurs, gardeners, hairdressers, boo-boo kissers, chief financial accountants, and the list could go on I am sure.  We can so easily begin to identify ourselves as one or more of those titles.  In all actuality, those titles are just roles we fill within our lives.  They are not our identities.  Our identities are who we are in Christ. 

No matter what life throws at us, what fiery darts the enemy can send to sting, we know our Abba Father will guard and protect us.  He will guide us because He cares for us so much more than we can possibly imagine. 
Jer 29:11 For I know the purposes which I am purposing for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jer 29:12 Then you shall call on Me, and you shall go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

Jer 29:13 And you shall seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

The scriptures should be written on our hearts because we are seeking Him on a daily basis.  We should be able to use the Word of God as a weapon, just as the Bible calls it a sword.  Knowing that God is not only our Savior and Redeemer, but our Father gives us freedom in the knowledge of who we are in Him.  Our foundation does not have the opportunity to shift.  Our foundation remains solid.

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