Identity: Significance

Corinthians small flowers

Right now in life, I am a wife, mother of two kids, part-time worker for my school district, lover of coffee, garage sales, color palletes, talking with friends, creating, {and now blogging, apparently! LOL!}.  But this is just me.  Maybe you’ve just gotten into a relationship with someone and don’t know where it’s going to go.  Maybe you’ve been married for 30 or 40 years and can’t get enough of your grandchildren.  Maybe you are single or an empty nester or someone who just had a baby.  We can ALL be defined as something or someone.  And I think we have this list of the things that define who we are in this world.

But when we walk around in our pajamas with messy hair and coffee breath, in the midst of our “normal”, do we find ourselves SIGNIFICANT?  On those days where I know I’ve already messed up, gotten impatient, misjudged someone, chose to be negative, told God to just not look at me right now because of my ugly character…did I remember I was STILL SIGNIFICANT to Him?  Probably not.

Significant  adj. 

  1. sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy.

  2. having a particular meaning

Yah…I usually don’t.

And that’s not okay.  Because I am.  So are you. We need to own this.  Look at this verse:

2 Cor coffee

On my messiest day.  On your greatest day.  On the days when we look in the mirror and do not find ourselves smiling back.  We are still IDENTIFIED AS HIS OWN.  This is huge.  This is what we have been discovering the whole month of April.  We KNOW that we are:  accepted, adopted, redeemed & forgiven, cannot be separated from his love, salt & light, a personal witness, God’s masterpiece,  chosen & appointed to bear fruit, assured that all things work together for good, and can do all things through Christ.  Our salvation gives us this beautiful inheritance.

We have been blessed by hearing the stories of some of the women who attend Grace Chapel.  Wear these stories like your own.  Wear Jesus and your identity in Him like your favorite piece of clothing.  Wrap yourself up in Him.  Remind yourself EVERY DAY. Live in light of these truths.  Smile at yourself in the mirror and know that you. are. so. significant to our God.  I am so significant to God.  Even on the day where I can’t fit into my jeans the way I thought I could {sigh}. Maybe we could take turns wearing that Jesus Costume in the box at Church… no …we already are

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This is a portion of the list of our identities in Christ from the Bible Study, The Armor of God by, Priscilla Shirer  #armorofgodstudy

  • I am a child of God   {John 1:12}
  • I have peace with God   {Romans 5:1}
  • The Holy Spirit lives in me   {1 Corinthians 3:16}
  • I have access to God’s wisdom   {James 1:5}
  • I am helped by God   {Hebrews 4:16}
  • I am tenderly loved by God   {Jeremiah 31:3}
  • I am the sweet fragrance of Christ to God   {2 Corinthians 2:15}
  • I am Christ’s friend   {John 15:5}
  • I am a saint   {Ephesians 1:1}
  • I am a child of the light   {1 Thessalonians 5:5}
  • I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house   {1 Peter 2:5}
  • I may approach God with boldness, freedom, and confidence   {Ephesians 3:12}
  • I have been given great and precious promises by God   {2 Peter 1:4}
  • I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing his inheritance with him   {Romans 8:17}

 

IMG_2555With love,   {Kim Smith}

I have SO LOVED pouring over the stories of our women this month.  God has been so faithful in bringing these precious and incredible women to write for the blog.  It gives me goosies.

{So does my hubs.}

 

 

One thought on “Identity: Significance

  1. Helen Campbell says:

    That was a powerful read. Understanding who we are in Christ is far more valuable than writing a resume of our attributes. How easily we forget that we are the King’s daughters and our true value is in him. We persistently pursue measures of good works, evoking shame on ourselves for not hitting the target and crawl into shameness. Today, I am putting on the crown of beauty and walking without shame or disregard to how He made me wonderfully and with purpose to adore Him. Blessings.

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