This week Candy leads us through a fun discussion on identity as we learned much from Gideon (“mighty warrior”), David (“king”), Jeremiah (“prophet”), Shadrach-Meshack-Abednego (fire survivors). And about ourselves. Considering what our identity – as defined and determined by God – says.
You are known and unconditionally loved. It might be hard to believe, especially during years when acceptance, belonging, being known seems to endlessly dart just outside of our reach. But such love from the One who defines love is worth considering since He is Truth.
But now, this is what the Lord says … “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.… you are precious and honored in my sight, …because I love you” Isaiah 43:1-2,5
Our worth has been determined – our identity defined by Truth:
- Truth that you are uniquely gifted with unique purpose.
- Truth that in Christ we have been set free.
- Truth that God sees us as precious, priceless
Our identity is in God, defined by God. We are known to God, by God, by name . What does God reveal in Scripture about our name? Our name is Oak of Righteousness (Isaiah 61:3), Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted (Isaiah 62:12) – and Child of the King.