Over the weekend we talked about our original identity, identity theft, and our new identity. Pastor Eddie Taylor spoke (and did a superb job). We talked about how we were originally created to be loved and to love, live, and lead. We talked about the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. We talked about identities that he tries to give us, and the truth of who God says we are. We explored the difference between identity and calling, and the best way that I heard it said all weekend was, "Identity is who you are. Calling is how you live out your identity." But something else that really resonated with me was shared on Sunday morning. Pastor Eddie's wife, Beth, shared Galatians 2:20 with us.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Then the generational minister from my church got up and talked about how what Christ has done for us is done, and when He said, "It is finished," He meant it. We don't have to strive to figure out our identity or calling, because it's already established.
I don't know about you, but I find that incredibly comforting. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! :)