Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who Am I?

A few years ago, a group of friends gave me a card and all signed it. One of them began her sentiment with, “Lisa, you are......
Well, that’s how it ended because she never completed her thought or that sentence.
I’m not sure what she intended to write there, (:-/ ) but it has become classic laugh line among us to say each other’s names and then say: ”you are...”  leaving it at that.
(We are obviously easily amused.)
It seems like we humans are constantly defining ourselves to others and ourselves doesn’t it?
If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself responding either inwardly with a thought, or verbally with a word or two, to the variety of stimuli that comes your way daily.
“I like candy, but I don’t like licorice. I am pretty good at parallel parking ( thats for the 1% of you) I stink at scrabble. I like my hair. I hate my hair. I can dance. I can’t sing. I am ugly. I feel pretty. I understand algebra. I’m not very smart.”

I think for many, much of this self-defining process takes the form of what we perceive we are not.
But, I like my friend’s approach....She was at least going to attempt to focus on what I was.
And that is good advice for all of us.
However, the definition of who we are is left up to ourselves or others, discouragement can quickly set in. We are flawed in even our best estimations, simply because neither of us have the right perspective or all the information. 
Nope. If we are gonna play this word game and win, we need to use Master’s dictionary. Only it provides the whole meaning of our identity.
Let’s listen to a few definitions of who He says we are in His Word:
1.Feeling like you just don’t belong? Reject that notion and join a club who only acceptance policy is knowing Jesus. It’s doors and His arms are always open to you, His child.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”  Ephesians 1:3-6
2.Are nagging thoughts that say, “you just don’t measure up”, leaving you lacking and puzzled? Find the missing piece to contentment by placing your life squarely in Jesus’ mighty hands. 
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:9-10
3. Think you are never going to amount to anything? That your life just isn’t worth that much to anyone? Decline that worthless idea and value this priceless truth:
“ were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,  but with the precious blood of Christ, “ 1 Peter 1:18
Today, continue to let God complete the sentences of who you are in Christ.
Which above all things is greatly loved!
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
Here’s some audio inspiration to go with these thoughts!
I really think you will be encouraged..:-)
Jason Gray “Remind Me Who I Am”


  1. I have received so much encouragement from your blog. Keep it up! Your Sister in Christ.

  2. When I got the news about two new nodules a couple of weeks ago, the Lord straightway place a good thought in my head. "I am a child of God loved by the King of the Universe." Amen to that!

    Keep fighting the good fight Lisa.

  3. Who Am I? This is great to think about Lisa as the truth is very uplifting. I am a daughter of the King, a Warrior Princess; I am forgiven; I am loved by the Creator and His mercies are new every day; I am a servant of the Lord; I am an ambassador for Christ; I am a woman of faith who messes up, whom God lifts out of the pit, and who continues to abide in the Lord one day at a time. What great truths to ponder.

    My recent MRI result of my brain tumor is that it has remained the exact same size. Small. PRAISE GOD! God has chosen not to heal me of this mass FOR NOW. I am so OK with that. I told the receptionist well maybe next MRI it will be gone. I stand on the following verse as I serve my Lord:

    "[5] Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

    Lisa, it is so encouraging to see you at Women's Bible Study. I continue to pray for strength, comfort, encouragement, and wisdom for you, Robert, your family, and your close friends who are along side you supporting you.

    Praising Him,
    Toni Ain

  4. Kent and I have been praying for your PET scan yesterday, trusting in the Lord for the results and continued good response to your treatment. "exceedingly, abundantly all that we ask or even think"! Love, Jo Ann

  5. Praying for you,and believing in God....Your blogs are an inspiration