In the last couple of articles, we looked at our likeness to God, God being our Father, and our sonship. In all these we saw how God made us, what God wants to be in our lives, and how God sees us. In this article I want to cap it with how we see ourselves. Why? Because the limit of our experience in God is our perception. If we perceive ourselves as limitless, we are limitless.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. ~ John 1:12 NLT
So already we know that, by virtue of our belief, we are children of God. What then can prevent us from walking in this reality, from manifesting our likeness to God here on earth, that the Father may be glorified? Easy. The enemy came to steal, kill and destroy. But since we have been born of an incorruptible seed, he can only suppress our expression.
The chief of staff renamed them with these Babylonian names: Daniel was called Belteshazzar. Hananiah was called Shadrach. Mishael was called Meshach. Azariah was called Abednego. ~ Daniel 1:7 NLT
We see in the book of Daniel, that immediately they were taken into Babylon, their names (identity) were changed. Their names initially glorified Yahweh but the names they were given took after Babylonian gods. This change of identity was such that some of us don’t know the original names of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
“Select only strong, healthy, and good-looking young men,” he said. “Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve in the royal palace. Train these young men in the language and literature of Babylon. ”~ Daniel 1:4 NLT
We also see in verse 4 that they were taught the ways of Babylon – the language and the literature. This is what the enemy does to us. He tries to keep us from knowing who we really are in Christ, makes us ashamed of our identity in Christ, and sometimes makes us conform to the patterns of this world .So now who are we?
…you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9 NLT
It is for us now to crave walking in this Wonderful Light all our lives.
Keep Shining, you’re the light!
Keep Trusting, God is your Guide!
God bless you!
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