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Who do you say that I am?

In Matthew 16:15 (Message Bible)
Jesus said ‘how about you?  ‘Who do you say I am?’ 
vs16 Simon Peter said, ‘You’re the Christ, The Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ vs17 Jesus came back, ‘God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My father in Heaven, God Himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am.

I have heard this whisper in my heart also… Jesus asking me ‘Who do you say that I am’?

Books can say it…we can even sing it… but my heart and spirit says…this is true... Jesus you are God.

When people look at me, they see what I do. They see that I am a wife, mother, grandmother etc

They also see that I am a business owner paying off a mortgage. They see that I help facilitate an Anger Management Course with my husband.

They may see me zipping around shopping, or on the phone, reading, watching movies, all busy busy busy.

We can fit a lot of activity into one day, its what we do.

With our Domestic Cleaning Business people need to trust me with their homes. When I enter their home for a quote, they see me as honest, capable and responsible. They see that they can trust me and my staff to do what is required and look after their home whilst they are not there.

At the point of contact they need to see not only what I do, but who I am, in order to trust me.

What we do is related to who I am. When we make mistakes or wrong choices it in not nessesary who we are, it may be out of character and needs to be addressed.

I ask myself who am I? First and foremost, I know that I am the daughter of the Most High. I am created by the God of the Universe, I am His daughter, loved and cherished by Him.

This revelation expands in my heart and spirit to outreach to my soul… where those surrounding me, can see who I am.

I worship and follow Jesus. He came to vindicate the sin in my life, He died on the Cross to set me free from the sin bondage.

This Grace extended to me is undeserved and I will be eternally grateful for this freedom. He gave me a life worth living.

My spirit, soul and body come into alignment to agree that God is my maker and King.

I know who I am. But, many don’t. Many are lost in the mist of confusion, driven by wrong voices, bad situations and extremely difficult circumstances.

Many are concealing pain and anguish, doubt and lack of confidence and self control.

There are some that do not even like themselves are tossed too an fro by bad choices and lack of understanding.

Our choices in the past may have not been ‘true’ to ourselves… of who we really are in our hearts.

Therefore the decisions have hurt us and gone against the purpose we have for our future.

The GOOD thing is… today can be a brand new day.
We all have the opportunity to start afresh…to become who we want to be. It’s a choice. It’s your choice.

We talk in Session 2 about the Tool Box.

Help…My Hubby Dan and my step son Jason were on the way to the Airport, as Jason was going to Brazil.

I waved them goodbye…but as I did…I yelled out…’Oh no!!! You have a flat tyre!!! Yikes!!

I must say I never saw two blokes jump out of the car and change that tyre in record speed. Yes they made the plane in plenty of time.

Had they changed that tyre with a knife…it wouldn’t have worked. They needed the right tools…to change it. And it worked?? Funny that!!!

We go along in life…using the wrong tools…and sometimes not even acknowledging the problem. We can have bitterness in our hearts…pain…sorrow…many things and they have not been dealt with.

We give the right tools for the job…and when it comes to communication…we all know what we SHOULD do.

Instead of yelling…how about listening.
Instead of intimidation how about some patience
Instead of lashing out how about some time out to cool down and approach the subject when our emotions are not in control.

It can be a brand new day…try it…it works!

This taken from the book Selah 2 By Brian Houston

I can’t afford a lack of discipline (Proverbs 5:23)
I can’t afford a lack of judgement (Proverbs 9:4)
I can’t afford a lack of direction (Proverbs 11:14)
I can’t afford a lack of counsel (Proverbs 15:22)
I can’t afford a lack of resource (Proverbs 22:27)
I cant afford a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6)

 

   

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