Who Am I?

Who Am I?

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Who am I? Do you find yourself asking yourself that question? Jesus posed that very question to His disciples. And He knew the answer better than anyone else.

I’ve made some choices in my life, both good and bad, where I’ve found myself questioning who I am. I’ve also experienced changes in my life that made me see another side of myself. (Motherhood, anyone? I find myself saying things that make me sound just like my mother!) We all have an idea of who we are, so when we are confronted with an unfamiliar face in the mirror, it can rattle us. But let me ask another question: Can any of us define who we are? We can have an idea of what we look like and how we act, but rarely do we ever get the full picture. That is, unless we have an unscripted reality show with cameras following us everywhere.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” We need to see Jesus if we are to see ourselves. We need to know Jesus if we want to search the depths of our hearts. We need to walk with Jesus if we want to be like Him. So, who am I in the light of Jesus? Am I who I thought I was? I’m both worse and better. Worse, because I can never grasp how depraved I am unless I see my sin next to the holiness of my Lord. Better, because as God’s daughter, I am being washed clean and sanctified.

So let me end with one last question: Who is Jesus to me? I need to know Him on a gut level before I can know anything or anyone else. And if I am His, I might not care so much about knowing anything else because it is all dim in the comparison of His glory.

Prayer
Heavenly Father
I want to know and love You more than anything.
Be first in my heart. Be everything to me.
In Jesus Precious Name
Amen

Journal
Has your view of yourself changed and what caused the change?
Did you have an identity crisis?
How do you see you?
Picture Jesus seeing You through His eyes of love and write what He sees.

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