“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”