Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Our identity. As we grow up who we identify with changes. We start out mimicking our parents in words, actions, and persona. By the time we are five, its said our personalities are set. Our identity early on is so innocent and precious and sacred. Same thing with our Christian walk early on, even though we may not be where we want to be at, its so important those early years of crying out to God developing relationship with the Father. Growing in the knowledge of Jesus and making him LORD of our lives through the power of Holy Spirit. They shape us so much. Through all these years, God has been with us. He has guided us, cried with us, laughed with us, and seen us go through all our joys and struggles. He identifies things he has planted in us as gifts given to accomplish tasks he has prepared for us. Our distinctive, unique personality combined with our gifting are not by mistake. Listen to Paul starting in Gal.1:15-18 But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. Amen. There is precious growth and identity in our conversion of faith to Christ. Do not rush this process of growth in the presence of God. We learn and become sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.
Meditate Titus 3:5
Excerpts taken from A Daily Word for men. 2021 by BroadStreet Publishing