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June 2019

Don’t Forget Who You Are

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. – James 1:23-24 NKJV

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become new creatures. God cleans us up nicely from the inside out, but the temptation of sin never leaves us. If we are not vigilant we can easily fall into a sinful cycle that is hard to break. As time goes on you begin to lose sight of who you are and whose you are.

So picture yourself standing in front of a bathroom mirror. There’s something in your eyes and you splash water in your face so you can see clearly again. This is the same process that applies in situations where you need a spiritual splash in the face. Instead of water you use the Word of God to remind you of who you are and whose you are.

Remember that you are called to be a hearer of the word and a doer. We need to know the word and do what the word says in order to have success as disciples of Jesus Christ. No matter what you go through, never forget who you are and whose you are.

Don’t Give Up, God is Standing With You

And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

– Matthew 28:20 NKJV

Recently I did a cover on YouTube of the song “I’m Standing With You” by Chrissy Metz. It was on the soundtrack for the movie “Breakthrough”. The lyrics of the song are very beautiful and powerful. I always thought of it from the perspective of me singing the song to a loved one. But today as I was singing that song this morning it was like God was singing that song to me.

It hit me especially hard when the lyrics say, “And when you think that all the odds are all against you, and you just feel like giving up well I won’t let you.” God made it perfectly clear that He is still with me and He is still with you too. Even when we don’t deserve it, God is still with us. Even when we sabotage our own blessings God is still there to help us.

So if you feel disqualified and are thinking about giving up on the assignments that God has called you to then this message is for you. God doesn’t want you to give up, He wants you to keep going and take heart in knowing that He is standing with you.

Devotional Playlist:

I’m Standing With You – Chrissy Metz

God’s on Your Side – Mississippi Mass Choir

You Are For Me – Kari Jobe