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August 7, 2003

Who(se) Am I

1 Cornthians 3:23
And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.

Such a simple concept. I would have to admit I don't think about this very much. "Christ in me..." (Colossians 1:27) is often at the forefront of my mind. But I often identify with others more than identify with Christ. How many times have I quoted Joyce Meyer, Jack Hayford, or some other teacher who has prompted some thinking. Today I'm wondering if I have allowed the messenger to become a substitute for really engaging Jesus myself.

In v. 21 it says, "let no one boast in men..." For me that would include boasting about myself. Often my bringing attention to myself is some kind of validation to men of who I am (or what I want them to think of me). I don't think I would be so concerned about if if I really embraced the truth of "being Christ's." I don't have anything to prove (even to myself) if I have this perspective.

Lord, help me to know what it is to be Yours. I want to live in that reality and identity.

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