Real .. Life .. Now

with Debra Hogervorst

You Are…???

In my blog yesterday I posed a scenario that really has me thinking.  If you haven’t read it you may want to do that now so you know where I am headed in this writing.  (See blog entitled: “What If?”)

The question “Who are you?” is actually a very loaded question, one of those with many layers like an onion.  Have you ever had a “Bloomin’ Onion” at Outback Steakhouse?  They cut an onion open like a flower and deep fry it serving it with a yummy sauce.  They are delicious.  I think when it comes to figuring out who we are we need to start right in the middle of the onion and move to the outer layers since all the layers build upon the inner most core.

I believe first of all each one of us is somebody’s son or daughter.  Centuries ago this was vocalized much more than it is now.  In the Bible people were known by their lineage, “James the son of Zebedee” and “Levi the son of Alphaeus” are just two examples.  I am the daughter of Arlo and Rita and you are the son/daughter of “_____”.  But if you believe in God and His son Jesus Christ you have been adopted as a son or daughter of God.  He is now your Father and this now becomes one of the most important identifiers of who you really are.  Try it out.  Say to yourself, “I am a son/daughter of God.”  Say it again.  Maybe a few more times.  Now picture this truth.  Envision God as your proud Father.  After all, He is the one who made you and the one you represent here on earth.  You are created in His image.  You  belong to Him.

In the busyness of everyday life it is easy to let shallowness take over and forget who we really are.  Next time someone asks you, “How are you?”, in your mind translate it to “Who are you” and remind yourself that you are a son/daughter of the Most High God.  What a simple way to regularly remind ourselves of this important truth.  If you want further revelation on this you can read Romans 8:12-17.

May God your Father bless you in every way!  I will leave you with this to meditate on:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (I Peter 1:3 WEB)

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