“And when you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own…”
Ephesians 1:13, NLT

Twenty-five years ago today, I took His identity for my own.

With the simple faith of a child, I knelt and prayed.

I gave Him my heart, my life.  I decided to follow Jesus, no turning back.

But it was only the beginning.  As I grew, my childlike faith turned to pride.  Too often I brought disgrace upon the Name of the One Who made me.

I walked through the valleys and the mountaintops of the pilgrim way.  I learned that I would never arrive, that I must never stop growing.

And now, so many years later, I pray for the maturity of that childlike faith.  That natural ease with which I daily identified myself with Him.

“Being a Christian isn’t just a 30-second prayer repeated at some point in your life. Being a Christian is the daily act of submitting to Christ. It’s an ongoing relationship, not a one time meeting.”
-Aaron Wilkinson, “There’s a Carnival on 8th Street”

Five-Minute Friday: Identity

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  1. Awesome quote. And yes being a Christ follower is a minute by minute effort. We are in that growing our identity to Him – bit by bit.
    Many blessings,