You are Growing {Hopefully} – Knowing Your Identity in Christ

Two days ago my son had a birthday. He’s twelve now – looking and acting much like a young man. But it wasn’t always that way.

If you're a Christian, hopefully you're growing in your understanding of spiritual things. The book of Hebrews gives us a hint as to why spiritual growth is important.

I remember the day he was born. He cried. And nursed. And cried. And nursed some more. He craved his mama’s milk.

As he grew, he learned to eat rice cereal and pureed vegetables. Then Cheerios and crackers. On his first birthday, he ate his very first piece of cake.

Now that he’s twelve, he eats everything in sight, and I have the grocery bill to prove it!

You are an Heir – Knowing Your Identity in Christ

When I was a little girl, I used to dream I was a princess. I fantasized about the day my father’s kingdom would be mine. The riches. The palace. The beautiful clothes. The horses. Every princess has beautiful white steeds, right?

Romans 8:17 tells us that we are heirs of God, but what does that mean? What do we actually inherit?

At the time, I didn’t realize my fantasy would one day come true – just not in the way I expected.

You are Indwelled by the Holy Spirit – Knowing Your Identity in Christ

Do you know what the Urim and Thummim are? We learned about them this week in my ladies Bible study, while studying the tabernacle in A Woman’s Heart , God’s Dwelling Place.

What does it mean to be indwelled by the Holy Spirit?  Part of the 31 Days to Knowing Your Identity in Christ series. #write31days

Nobody is really sure what the Urim and Thummim looked like, but apparently they were sticks or stones that the priests used to determine God’s will. I was fascinated by the mystery and the concept!

Wouldn’t it be great if we could use something like the Urim and Thummim today? Something that would help us determine God’s will?

You are God’s Delight – Knowing Your Identity in Christ

Have you ever seen a young child play with bubbles? When I blow bubbles for my four year old, she chases the bubbles around the yard trying to catch them, all the while squealing and laughing with glee.

Did you know God enjoys you? Think on that!

“Playing bubbles” is one of her favorite pastimes. Gracie will drop just about any other activity when I bring out the bubbles. She is the perfect example of what it is to take delight in something.

Friend, do you realize God takes delight in you?

You are Gifted – Knowing Your Identity in Christ

I remember the day I was transferred to the gifted program in 8th grade. I felt so smart! Like every other thirteen year old, I loved to hear validation that I wasn’t just ordinary. I was special. I was gifted.

We all want to be special, gifted in some way. The good news is, if you are a Christian, you ARE gifted!

That feeling of wanting to be something special tends to follow us into adulthood. We don’t want to be ordinary. We want others to recognize that we have some gift to give to the world.

And if you’re a Christian, you are gifted!