Do you know your identity? Do you feel your identity? Do you live out your identity? Here’s the line in the Live LIGHT Manifesto that gets us to focus on who we are in Christ:
I live LIGHT. I live out of my God-created identity.
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.1 John 3:1
Jesus taught about identity
Jesus said he was the light of the world (John 8:12) but he also tells us in the sermon on the mount that we are the light of the world – like him.
You are the light – #liveLIGHT. The world needs you to shine bright. Shine brightly my friend. Be like the moon that shines the light of the sun to the part of the world that’s away from the sun.
How do we live out of our God-created identity?
How do we shine bright? We live out of our God-created identity.
Do you know what the Bible says about you once you agree Jesus is the Lord of your life?
It’s amazing knowledge that you really need to both feel and live out of.
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What the Bible says about our identity
We are called a servant of God (2 Timothy 2:24), a friend of God (John 15:15) and a child of God (Romans 8:14).
While it’s true we grow from a servant to a friend when we obey what he says; and as we learn to be led by the Spirit we are a child of God; it’s also true all three are important at all times.
All three realities of our identity are important
A servant obeys and we always need to obey our good, good Father. We never outgrow obeying God.
A friend communes and we always need to abide. It’s not an option for any of us.
A child trusts and we can never stop trusting God as we follow the Spirit.
So our identity includes being a servant, a friend and a child.
I trust you know it. My hope is you feel it. My desire is you live it out.
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