Day 158: Who am I? (June 7)

While going through this transition season, I’ve thought a lot about what defines me.  Here in PA I’ve had the opportunity to lead worship in multiple places every month, and I treasure each time I have that privilege.  It makes me feel alive, and I love to walk a group into the Presence of the Lord.  But when you’re uprooting and moving to a completely new area you can begin to feel a little lost.  You can start to wonder if you will find another place to thrive.  It took me many years to get established up here and I truly hope our new home will offer a much faster connection.  But in the moments between being planted firmly in a place, and being transplanted, is a season of the between (as I mentioned in an earlier devo) and in that between, I must press into who I truly am.

Suddenly, I am remembering that I am now able to walk a group into God’s presence through worship because of many years I spent worshiping alone in the secret place.  I remember countless times, worshiping loudly through our home.  I remember my kids, when they were still mostly toddlers, finding me in our kitchen with my eyes closed and arms raised worshiping in song.  In that instance, I heard my oldest, who was about 7 or 8 at the time, telling the others, “Do this” and when I opened my eyes, I saw three of my babies with arms raised to heaven singing with me.

Who am I?

I am a worshiper.

I worship every day, and all the time.  There is rarely a moment when I do not hear worship music swirling through my mind, and when life throws challenges my way, the default in my mind is to find a worship song that speaks into that situation and I will sing it over and over again until that storm passes.

In worship I find my strength.  In worship I find courage and kindness.  In worship I remind myself Who He is, so I can keep life in a better perspective.

I was made to worship.  So were you.

Who am I?

I am His.

I belong to the Father.  No matter where I go or what I do, that fact can keep me centered and focused on His abundance over my life.  I have nothing to fear.  I will lack for nothing.  He will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3

I can be certain that my foundation is secure when I rest in these facts.  Do you know that you know that you know who you are? Have you spent so much time with the Father, that you cannot be shaken in your identity?  If not, don’t let another day pass without finding yourself grounded in the truth.  It will create a launch point for your whole life, and the blessings that flow from it will not only bless you but all those around you too.

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:26

“And I will be a Father to you.  And you shall be sons and daughters to Me.”  Says the Lord Almighty.            2 Corinthians 6:18