These past months I have been away I have taken the time to ask myself some serious life changing questions like, How does Christ see me? Who does He say I am? What is my identity? I then came to the realization that the only way I was going to get answers is by RUNNING back to the One, my Abba Father who created me and seek him, spend time in His presence, and find him in that secret place, for it is in that place that I find the answers to all of life’s questions. As I started on this journey I gained more understanding and revelation of the scripture,
1 Peter 5:8 (AMP) “Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for the enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.”
initially I thought this scripture referred to everyone, but I quickly understood that it spoke on those who are in Christ and are intentionally and diligently seeking a relationship with Him. For when I thought about it, why would the enemy seek to seize and devour those who already belong to and follows me, instead he will seek out those who are not his to destroy them, and that means myself and all other believers in Christ. That is why we are told to be vigilant, which means always being aware of whats going on around and in us, because the moment we “fall asleep” the enemy comes in with whispers of fear, doubt, insecurity, mistrust, jealousy, comparison and all those negative things that remove us from the place of rest in Christ. So going back to my questions, I realized that when I did not ACTIVELY seek God for the answers, main word here being actively, because I could not expect to seek him once and expect all the answers, but it has to be a constant communication with Christ which builds a relationship, for it is in Christ that we can find all the answers and the more I spend time with Him the clearer the answers become, the more they become a truth and come alive in me. For when I was in the world I had put my life in the devours hand and in that place there is NO peace, joy, rest, patience, kindness, self-control and most importantly LOVE. I was just filled with self, and trying to fulfill selfish ambitions at the cost of destroying myself and all those around me.
So now that I am in Christ do I have all the answers? NO and I do not want to because for me I love going back to God daily and seeking him for ALL things, because in Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, and also I love surprises 🙂 and live with God is full of surprises, and they always GOOD ones because God is GOOD ALL THE TIME.BUT am I the same as I was before? NO! WHY? because I KNOW and BELIEVE this is how Christ SEES ME, this is who He says I AM and this is my IDENTITY
“Therefore if any person is [in-grafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP)”
[O] brethren beloved by God, we recognize and know that He has selected (chosen) you; 1 Thessalonians 1:14 (AMP)”
“And behold, a voice from heaven said, This is My Son, My Beloved, in Whom I delight! Matthew 3:17 (AMP)”
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of my mind [by its ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. Romans 12:2 (AMP)”
“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:28 (AMP)”
“Therefore [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. Romans 8:1”
“For whoever wishes to save his life [in this world] will [eventually] lose it [through death], but whoever loses his life [in this world] for My sake will find it [that is, life with Me for all eternity]. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world [wealth, fame, success], but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory and majesty of His Father with His angels, and then He will repay each one in accordance with what he has done. Matthew 16:25 – 27 (AMP)”
Lord, I genuinely and with all my heart say thank you for your loving kindness, grace and mercy, thank you that in you I am a new creation and my past is forgotten and I am NOW no more in condemnation. Thank you for always loving me even when I thought I was unlovable, thank you for always pursuing me until you found me and even now continue to pursue me, thank you that when I choose to loose my life for you I GAIN eternity. Who would I be without you? There is so many more pressing things in this world, but you took and take with me daily, whenever I call you are there waiting to catch me, thank you that your promises in you are “yes and amen”. Thank you that you are not man that you lie, that I can trust you with every part of me, and I TRULY trust you with every part of me and you have and will never fail me. THANK YOU LORD, you faithful and beloved daughter Naomi. I LOVE YOU FATHER, JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT.