Who We Really Are
Who We Are
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood….His own special people…” 1Peter 2:9
When is the last time you thought of yourself as being “chosen”, “royal” or “special”? Perhaps never? And if we do not see ourselves as chosen, royal or special in God’s eyes, then we are not living the life that God intends for us. But God has not only intended this kind of life, He has already given it to us. Here we can’t rationalize, we are simply asked to believe it, and then act accordingly.
Because of Christ, we have been placed in such an uplifted and miraculous position: “God “has raised us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus”. (Ephesians 2:6) God has not only made us new people, He has literally adopted us: “You are no longer a servant, but a child, and if a child, then an heir of God through Christ.”(Gal.4:7) It even gets better where St. Paul explains: “If we are children, then heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.” (Romans8:17). I do not try to comprehend this - I believe it and allow it to impact my life to the extent that I am able now.
But God has not done such work and then left us to struggle, slide and fall, defeat