Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the definition of ME

What defines you? The people you hang out with? The clothes you wear? Or the Savior who rescued you from eternal hell?
When people observe your life, do they notice how much you talk about yourself, or how much you encourage and uplift others?

Lately God has really laid that on my heart. What is my definition? What defines me as a whole? When people see my life, do they immediately recognize me as a follower and disciple of Christ?
Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to share my faith with someone. In the midst of this conversation, this guy kept asking me numerous times who I was. Lutheran? Catholic? He asked probably 4 or 5 times and each time I would answer no. This man didn't respond to the message I tried to share, but I know that I've planted a seed in his heart, and I pray that he will allow the Holy Spirit to work on his heart. At the end of our conversation, he asked me again, "who are you?" I said, "Quite honestly, I don't particularly care to tell you what certain denomination I am, because that is not what defines me. I am a Christ follower, and I believe in the Word of God, with no additions or exceptions."

The definition of my life is not what I do, or what church I go to, but who I am in Christ. Redeemed, forgiven, and freed by the bondage of sin.
As I daily take up my cross, that thought needs to continually affect my life. My definition, my purpose, is in Christ, and my life needs to be a reflection of Him.

Galations 3:26
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 71:23
My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praise to you—
I, whom you have redeemed.

In His Love,

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great post, Jessica! It reminds me of this song by Steven Curtis Chapmanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZHuNSoVxAU
Really great lyrics! :)

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