July 25, 2014

Identity Crisis

I am at a Vacation Bible School that my church is participating in.  As I look around the room, I see a lot of children learning to understand who they are in Christ.

As we read a scripture more often than not, we identify with the character in that text.    We see the strength of Samson, the heart of David, the faithfulness of Ruth, the ruthlessness of Joab etc in ourselves.  Yet we do not often identify ourselves with Jesus. His perfection seems unattainable to us, yet He says “be thou holy as I am holy.”

Too often when we fall down we seek to identify ourselves with those who fell for a season.  When we lie our way out of a situation, we identify with Abrahamt and Isaac lying about their wives to the King of Egypt.  When we commit adultery or some sexual immorality, we identify with Samson or David.  When we “kill” our best friend, we identify again with David. If we swear / use profanity, or lose our temper, we identify with Peter.  Yet in seeking to identify ourselves, we identify with their fall and not their victory.  Why are we willing to immediately identify ourselves with failure?

To be continued

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Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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