Remember Whose You Are

If you haven’t figured it out by now, you will soon: I am a flawed man. I know I come off as such a perfect little angel, but I’m not, ask my wife, Mary. Like you, I am tempted with sin and distractions every day. It is a little crazy to think about the places I have been and where my life could have gone if it weren’t for Christ.  I am so thankful for His sacrifice and love. As I was growing up, my father would always say to us kids as we went out with friends, “Remember whose you are and where you came from.” I would roll my eyes at him and walk out the door. Now I understand the reason he would say that to me. He wanted me to remember I was a child of God. People need to see Christ in me instead of acting like the world and muddying the name of Christ. The words “remember whose you are” ring in my ears as I write this blog.

Sometimes I need to remember who I am, and I think you should as well. There is a little exercise that I have been doing for a few months now that comes out of the book, Victory over the Darkness, by Neil T. Anderson. In this book, a few pages are dedicated to “Who I am in Christ.” It mentions that we are accepted in Christ, we are secure in Christ, and we are significant in Christ. I find myself meditating on these truths and the Scripture that supports them. One of my favorite passages is 2 Corinthians 5:17 and it says, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. I don’t know about you, but this is wonderful news to me. This means what I used to be and the labels that came with my name are now no longer relevant. I am a new creation. Psalm 103: 12 says, As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

In just a few short months, my beautiful bride and I will welcome our first child into the world. Every time I look at Mary, it seems like I’ve forgotten we are pregnant, and I am shocked. Before long little Macklyn (baby girl) will be running around our home.  I think of the responsibility I now have not just for Mary and myself, but for our whole family. As a father to my child, I want her to know that she is accepted, she is secure, and she is significant. I want her to know that more than her daddy’s love she is loved by the God of the universe.

Do you know that you are accepted? Do you know that you have security? Do you know that you are significant? Do not let the rest of today go by without remembering “whose you are and where you came from.”