July 19th – Who Are You?

Under My hand is all of heaven and earth. You are part of My magnificent creation – small, but complete in grandeur, as the reflection of My Spirit dwells within you. I am Jesus, that you would know the Father of all, Emmanuel, that I might dwell with men. The creation of earth is only the beginning of a great story written long ago. My Spirit dwells, that from this beginning there would be life eternal, and glory beheld by the creation. Your hand and mind have been given, that you would know your God and the love of the Eternal for those created. You are saved to be sanctified for Me. Your occupation is not the god of your life. It the leaf of the tree, feeding and giving life, a means of receipt of My provision, but the leaf is not the tree, identified by the leaf, but much more than the leaf. Do not lose your identity in Me, to the identity of your means of provision. You are much more. Come into My presence. Seek Me in My Word. Come that you would receive counsel for your days. In season, your leaves will change, dry and wither, but the tree remains.

John 1:12-13 (ESV) – But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 

Bottom Line:  Are you an engineer, or do you work as one? Are you an accountant, or do you do accounting? Even as children of God we can forfeit our identity to our careers, not that it is wrong to describe yourself in such a way, but be careful that it doesn’t become your value too. If you are a redeemed believer and follower of Jesus Christ, your call and worth is infinitely higher than any job or title from your workplace. Paul made tents, but he was much more than a tent-maker. Jesus was a carpenter. What are you? Ask Him. His description of you will be much more than you expect.

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