I woke up that September morning, and headed out before the sun to get my coffee. I tried to pry my eyes open and read my Bible, when suddlenly, little feet were padding down the hallway. My shoulders sagged ever so slightly as I closed the Bible with a silent prayer that I would rejoin the Lord at nap time. I got breakfast going, and soon was joined by two other children and my husband. I helped get two kids out the door to school, got hubby off to work, and sat down and colored with the preschooler for a little while. Soon, she was busy playing with ponies, and I found the coffee – untouched. I placed it in the microwave for a reheat and went to get dressed.
I stood in front of the mirror, and wondered, who am I?
The story might seem sad, if you don’t know the back story. I was only a little over a month off from my wedding date. My husband had been a widow, so when I got married, I also jumped into motherhood. This morning in September, I was feeling a little less like myself – or maybe finally like who I was meant to be. I couldn’t quite figure out between the two, but standing in the mirror, I was wondering and questioning my identity a little.
It isn’t that different for us in the spirtual realm. One day, we woke up – just like any other day. Yet,a miracle occured, and we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ. The next day, we were a new creature. Our identiy had changed.
Yet, Satan doesn’t want us to take hold of that new identity. If he had his way, we would never read Ephesians 1 and see who we are in Christ.
You see, if we really know who we are in Christ- we know that we have the power to win over Satan. He can’t cripple us if we don’t let him. So, he wants to keep us back where we were.
Back to the time when we were dead in sin.
In the time when we did the things we wanted- and when we didn’t gird ourselves with true.
He wants us to live in a time when we didn’t pray like we do now. Where we felt like prayer didn’t matter- that God probably doesn’t listen to us anyways.
He wants us to think we want to go back to that old way of life- because it was so free.
He wants us to beleive the lie.
This is why we have to lock into prayer like never before. When we are connecting with God in prayer- we are connecting to the source of who we are.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
Powerful words we have memorized since we were young. Words that many a pastor or teacher has spoken over us. When we pray, and when we read (yes, those two things go hand in hand) they connect us to our life source- they connect us and remind us of our true identity.
The truth sets us free.
You can find the past post on the Fervent Book Club here:
Please note: This book club was run in January-March of 2016.
Now, on to the link up! If you are not a blogger- KEEP READING! These are some awesome post by other bloggers around the web!
We took a week off from our link up – but two weeks ago, our most viewed post was from Purposeful and Meaningful. It was 5 Qualities for Effectively Leading Women’s Bible Study Groups .
A favorite post of mine this week a homeschooling post. Annette, from In All You Do, has a series on Across the USA in 31 Days. She is doing some awesome printables!
Now, it is your turn!