Last week, I saw part of Thor: Ragnarok. I came into the room as Thor was facing his own sister in battle. She said, “Don’t you know who I am? I am the queen of death.” At this point it seems as if she will soundly defeat Thor, as he simply doesn’t seem to be as powerful as she. Then she taunts him saying, “What is it that you are king of?” She says this multiple times as she is attempting to choke him to death. Then suddenly, he closes his eyes. You see his dad standing in a field and they begin to talk to one another. Lightening begins to flash over he and his sister, as he remembers his identity and throws her off. It was an amazing moment, as I saw Marvel unknowingly demonstrating the power of identity and to top that off, that it should come from the father.
Never underestimate where, when or how God can and will speak to you. He speaks to me during secular movies, particularly ones with superheroes, all the time.
We lose power when we forget who and Whose we are. It’s so important to regularly meet with the Father so you don’t forget.
If you read much of the Bible at all, you will see over and over again how often we forget who and Whose we are. The Israelites could be saved by a clear miracle in one moment, only to forsake the Kingdom the next.
It is important to know who you are. It is not selfishness or self-centered to see who God has made you to be. On the contrary, it’s wisdom.
God is repeatedly reminding me who I am. I seem to need constant affirmation. I am weak in that area. Words of affirmation is a strong love language for me. But even if it’s not your number one love language, you still need it. We can’t live fully for Him if we don’t also know who He created us to be and what He created us to do and carry into the world.
Father, I ask that You speak to each person who reads this devotional. Sprinkle Your thoughts of them throughout their day and open their eyes to see it. Tell them who they are to You. Be relentless with them Father. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4