We’re getting ready to take a change of pace here on the Shiloh Temple Blog for the next couple of weeks. Starting tomorrow, we will begin a new series. The name of the series will be “In Christ, I Am…” The purpose of this series is to help both you and I learn our identity in Christ.
So often, we allow ourselves to be defined by the jobs we have, the cars we drive, the titles we have, our family, etc. However, these things are temporary. We can lose jobs. Cars can be damaged or repossessed. Titles can be replaced. Family members can pass away. Relationships can end. When these things have been removed from our lives, if we have defined ourselves by them, we will find ourselves having an identity crisis.
Who am I apart from the person or the thing?
What do I do now that it has been removed from my life?
The enemy loves when Christians have identity crises. When we find ourselves in this place, the enemy is able to introduce to us people, places, things, and situations that have no place in our lives, which causes us to lose our sense of direction and our focus on Christ. The final result is that we end up shipwrecked.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. (Matthew 7:24-27)
Yet, when our identity is rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, we will not easily be shaken by the circumstances of life.
Over the next couple of weeks (or as long as the Lord leads me), each day we will look at scripture to discover who we are as new creations in Christ. So, invite a friend and subscribe to our emails. This will be a journey that you won’t want to miss!
“…that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)
- In Christ (anencouragedheart.wordpress.com)
- Parable of the Two Builders – Matthew 7:24-27 (loopyloo305.com)
- Letter to a Shipwrecked Christian (mindrenewers.com)
- How To Avoid A Shipwreck (pastorpaulvbsblog.blogspot.com)
- Identity Secured (intimategoddotorg.wordpress.com)
- Our identity in Jesus (1lifetale.com)