Come Follow Me 2023, Come Unto Christ, Devotional

Understand Our Spiritual Identity

But as many as received him—to those who believe in his name—he gave to them authority to become children of God, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of a husband, but of God.
~ John 1:12-13, LEB ~

Have you ever considered who you are? An employer may ask you to share who you are as a prospective candidate. Online profiles ask for a brief biography of you. Meeting someone new affords opportunity to share who we are. Everything we do in life is tied to some form of our personal identity. In some cases, it is answering demographic questions of our own personal heritage. Race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, political party affiliation, and a host of other identifiers. What about spiritual identity? Who are we in a spiritual sense? Specifically, who are you from a spiritual perspective?

Our personal identity is important to us. It is how we define ourselves within the cultural context of society. We are either proud of who we are; or are ashamed of what we are and who we may have become. Either way, our personal identity helps us identify and define our sense of reality. What about spiritual identity – how does it shape our understanding of who we are in the social and cultural context of society?

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Trust begins with understanding who we are in relationship to others. In our relationship with our Heavenly Father, we come to know the absolute reality of our own divine nature and heritage. We are created in the image and likeness of our Heavenly Father (see Genesis 1:26-27). As we come to understand our divine heritage, the Holy Spirit works in and through us to become more like Christ. Our trust in God also includes understanding that we are to become children of God. And there is a real, deep, personal connection with God when we come to understand this spiritual truth.

This gives each one of us hope and a blessed desire to come unto Christ, to follow and worship God, and to strive toward walking in the will of Our Heavenly Father. Through our personal study of the scriptures, we come to understand the pure teaching that we are of Heavenly heritage, we have a divine purpose in this life, and we have a divine destiny awaiting us. Only if we come to the understanding that our spiritual identity motivates us to embrace true fellowship with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and others around us.

This spiritual truth gives us confidence, as faithful believers living a mindful and crucified Christian life, to live a rich and rewarding life. It is only doubt and uncertainty of who we are that steals our spiritual identity that is found in Christ. And even the most faithful disciple of Jesus Christ is overcome by occasional bouts of fear and doubt. Despite our own personal perspective of feeling distant from our Heavenly Father – he is never distant from us. All we need to do is to strive to seek His presence and He will touch our hearts, calm our minds, and restore our confidence.

Today’s Thought and Reminder

As we consider the cost of discipleship – what it means to deny ourselves and take up our cross to follow Christ – let us also consider the power and authority to be called children of the Most High. Keep this at the forefront of your thoughts each time you pray. Meditate upon the reality of this truth. Because it is through Christ, we are shown our true spiritual identity. It is how we find meaning and purpose. It gives us the assurance and hope needed to live each day.

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