Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Identity. Is yours in Christ..?

If you took Christ out of your life, what would be left? Seriously. Think about how your life would be like without Jesus. Noticeable difference? There should be. It should shake your world to think of a life without Jesus. If your life doesn't change much without him in your life...how can you say you have a relationship with God? Everything you are is because of God. The least you can do is to make your living centered around his Son, and make Jesus Christ your identity. How?

 

Luke 10:27

New International Version (NIV)
 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]” 


1.a) Love God with everything you are.
You have to love God with your everything if you're going to have your identity found in Jesus. Why? Because its going to take heart. It's not going to be easy to push back what you want to do, for what God wants you to do.

But why will you do it? 
Because you LOVE God. 
You LOVE Jesus.
It's that love for God that will push you to make the changes in your life to live Jesus-centered. If you don't love God...that's going to be extremely hard. 
Keep in mind though that its not all you, its also the Holy Spirit that helps you achieve it. But it starts with you, and your decision.

 

Hebrews 12:2-3

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. 


1.b) Fix your eyes on Jesus.
Jesus should be the motivation for every action you make. He should be the motivation for every word you speak, and every thought you think. There is no excuse for that. (don't take it too hard, I'm talking to myself too, not just you :]) Everything that you will ever do should have Jesus behind it.
Whyyyyyyy? So you won't lose your direction, so you won't grow weary, and so you won't lose your heart. If your eyes aren't focused on Jesus, who are they focused on? Just something to think on. If you want to have your identity found in Christ, you need to be sold out to him.

And when you do finally give yourself up go Jesus, you'll find its a lot better than anything else you've ever tried. :D

And finally I'm gonna end it off with a song.(whoooo! xD) It's Identity by Lecrae. If you don't have time to listen to the song, at least read the lyrics!
[Verse 1, Lecrae]
Hair check, shoes check,
brand new fit looking cool check,
looking in mirror like "ooooh yes!"
cover for an insecure dude check, She wont' feel me and they wont like me if I ain't in them J's or them brand new Nikes, lets dig deeper inside my pysche
when it's all said and done even I don't like me
He live in the gym and his hair stay faded
late model car so they think he made it
he's Christian he gave his life
but he still ain't satisfied in the savior Christ
still finds his identity in looks and cars
if he only knew that he ain't have to look so hard
If looked in God it may seem odd he be so satisfied he could leave it all.

[ Chorus ]
I'm not the shoes I wear, I'm not the clothes I buy
I'm am not the house I live in, I'm not the car I drive
I'm not the job I work, You can't define my worth
By nothing on God's green earth, my identity is found in Christ.

[ Verse 2, D.A. T.R.U.T.H. ]
How do I gauge success,Why do I say I'm blessed,
Huh,Is it the car that I drive or the place that I rest or the way that I dress,
now Is the cause of my pride,
the stage and the set or my face in the press,
now Cause the applause it dies
When the praise is less if my face is depressed,
then/It's cause my value and worth is in the volume of the work I produce in the booth
It's a prize and a curse if defined by the perks when the truth is through
Man I'm goin' feel like I don't want to live no more, no more, no more
Cause they don't like me like they did in 04,04,04
So, I swallow my pride empowered by God,
I'm complete in Him
He's got peace God's priest I'm in In
His presence weak-His strength
Meet His kin We His brethren Read this list
Me forgiven
He's dismissed guilt and my sin and
I find my worth cause I'm Jesus' friend

[ Chorus ]
I'm not the shoes I wear, I'm not the clothes I buy
I'm am not the house I live in, I'm not the car I drive
I'm not the job I work, You can't define my worth
By nothing on God's green earth, my identity is found in Christ.

[ Verse 3, Lecrae ]
Got her hair done, toes and nails
is that Her? well it's hard to tell
cause she's so caked up in so much make up
It's like she's tryna make up for what she ain't
but she's a saint but so confused
cause she's been rejected by all these dudes
they tell her on a scale of 10 she's a two
but that ain't true if she only knew
In Christ she is loved she secure and accepted
never be rejected by God who's elected her
Her beauty is her Godliness
And she ain't gotta flaunt it cause it's obvious
[ Identity is found in the God we trust
Any other identity will self destruct.x2 ]

[ Chorus ]
I'm not the shoes I wear, I'm not the clothes I buy
I'm am not the house I live in, I'm not the car I drive
I'm not the job I work, You can't define my worth
By nothing on God's green earth, my identity is found in Christ.





 God bless you guys and have a great day!!








5 comments:

  1. AMEN!!!! I really liked the song too! Very cool! Good job bro, I'm really liking your posts!

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    1. Thanks Courtney!! that means a lot! I like your posts too! Keep it up!

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  2. This is awesome!! You really do a great job! God Bless!

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    1. (just won the world record for latest reply xD) Thanks!!!

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