All I am
my life defined
By “I’ve been crucified with Christ”
The life I live
I live by faith
In Jesus Christ who lives in me
Identity seems to be something of a hot topic nowadays, doesn’t it? Everyone seems to be choosing who they are and what they want to be. Everyone seems to be defining themselves.
I heard someone say recently that ‘at the core of this is a rejection of authority‘.
People don’t want to be told that you are made in God’s image, because they reject the authority and actuality of God.
People don’t want to be told that your life has worth and dignity and value because of the price paid for you at Calvary, because they reject the idea that they need salvation.
But what about those of us who accept the authority of God, how are we defined?
Our Christian worldview will only make fullest sense when it affects and influences all we are, and our lives are defined by the fact that God is real, He made us, He sent His Son to die for us, and through faith in this we are defined.
The Bible uses many terms to define you, such as;
Adopted son/daughter – Galatians 3.26, John 1.12
Heirs of promise – Galatians 3.23-29
Believer – 1 Timothy 4.12
Saints – Colossians 1.2
The church – 1 Thessalonians 1.1
The life we now seek to live in one of faith (2 Corinthians 5.7); faith in God, faith in Jesus, faith in the fact He now lives in us through the person of the Holy Spirit, and faith that any definition of ourselves that we can come up with will never be as good as who He says we are.