“The Bible has a lot to say about our identity. For example, Peter wrote, ‘You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. ‘Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.’’
Peter was talking about our collective identity as Christians, but this also is a message to us as individuals. Before it dawned on us that Jesus Christ is real and is willing to live in our hearts, many of us were lost in our personal identity crises. But as we become followers of Jesus, the Bible says, we take on a new identity as God’s people. Our identity is now found in Himnot in our pursuits, not in the way we act, but in Him.”
Excerpted from Eyes Wide Open by Jud Wilhite
Daily Reflection: How can you take time to reflect on your identity through Him today?