Who are you? In His Word 8-7-23


Who are You? In His Word 8-7-2023

First of all, we know that if we are ‘in Christ’ then we have been ‘born again’ of the spirit thus we have become part of God’s family. In other words, a child of God.

With that comes great things!

When you took the time to invite Christ to be  your Lord, and accept that He was God, there was more to it than just getting a ‘ticket to Paradise’. He began growing you into the person of purpose that He planned for you to become.

In this life of purpose, you may be a doctor, or a mechanic, or maybe a stay at home parent, or Teacher or both!  No matter what job you have, business, or otherwise God has a plan for you to be in that job. Now sometimes the job is temporary because He is building character in us, but often it becomes our life passion.

We cannot forget though that God through Christ has given us the privilege and authority to share the Gospel and direct them to His goodness as well. The point being in whatever place you are today God has someone for you to minister to!


Through Christ, God has given us the privilege authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people.           May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. Romans 1:5-7

Maybe you’re not a preacher, but you can share the Love of God with others. Think about it this way, if you had such a great parent, or friend, you would want to tell everyone you knew how great they are or were.  In that same way you can share what God is doing in your life today!

The thing is it is not always easy for some of us to speak up even about the greatness of God. In times when we think we should have, could’ have, or , would have done the right thing and put the spotlight on Jesus’ goodness we often fail. We give in to our weaker old self. The great thing is that we can really get over that hurdle and be free of the fear to speak out. We can remember that we are controlled by the Holy Spirit so that we may speak boldly both the God I prayer as well as to our people or mission around us.

He gave you life  and restored your spirit to be renewed when  you accepted Christ. So, what is the big deal? The big deal is that we should try to live a life honoring such a great God who would give up His life for us. That we should get rid of the old and put on the new! 

 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:15-16

That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. Romans 8:8-10


Sometimes speaking out loud is too difficult so we write. Letters, books , cute little posts on social media, all these things are part of God’s call on  you.

We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:1

1 Peter 5 tells it in a better light, some of us are elders in the Churches. This is talking about the groups in one building we call church, not just the body of Christ, God’s Church of Believers.

And now, a word to you who are elders in the churches. I, too, am an elder and a witness to the sufferings of Christ. And I, too, will share in his glory when he is revealed to the whole world. As a fellow elder, I appeal to you: Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care but lead them by your own good example. And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor.

In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for “God opposes the proud  but gives grace to the humble.”

 So ,humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever! Amen. 1 Peter 5:1-11

God has different places for each of us, but no matter what it is that you do for the kingdom just remember to trust God, stand firm in the resolve to follow after His direction and know that He will direct your path when you do this.

He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.1 John 1:11:-13

Peace be with all of you who are in Christ.1 Peter 5:3

Let’s challenge ourselves to live in the perspective of the Father, as His children. Let’s challenge ourselves to accept His love and so love one another, in Jesus’ name.

In His Love,

Check out the full chapter of Romans 8 for more clarification this week!