Reading: Philippians 3:8-9
What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.
“Who am I?”
This is a bedrock question that every believer needs to answer daily.
You see … the culture tells me I’m just another brick in the wall; the biologist tells me that I’m DNA; the evolutionist tells me that I’m an ascending animal; the boss tells me I’m replaceable; the government tells me that I’m a taxpayer and medical liability; the mirror tells me I’m older; the law tells me that I’m a sinner; the bank tells me that I’m a breadwinner; my father calls me son; my wife calls me sweetheart and my kids call me Daddy … but every day I need to turn my heart toward heaven and be reminded of who I really am.
I am a child of the One and Only, Almighty God, creator of the universe and lover of my soul. I am the purposed creation of the ultimate craftsman. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am here for God’s good pleasure. I am alive in the flesh – this outer shell, but I am also alive in the Spirit. I am a sojourner in this world – a citizen of heaven.
I am owned by God, loved by God, filled with His Spirit, guided by His hand, used for His purpose, and crowned with His glory!