Have you ever watched “Who Do You Think You Are” on TV? I have and I find it very interesting. We have an innate need and curiosity to search out who we are and where we come from. If you’ve seen this TV show, you know that the people who are searching for their ancestry roots have a few surprises along the way. I’ve heard some of them say, “I’m not who I thought I was. This search has changed my life.” It got me to thinking about our spiritual life and roots. There is a book that will guide you if you really want to search out who you are. It is called THE BIBLE. I guarantee as you take a journey through the pages of this book, you might just discover you are not who you thought you were.
There is an enemy that comes to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) each one of us. This battle begins in the mind. If he can plant thoughts in your mind that are contrary to God’s Word, he knows you just might believe his lies. We only have two choices in which way to believe, either the lie or the truth. I don’t know about you, but I have succumbed to the lies of the enemy at times. He has told me many things that are simply not true….”So, you think you have something to say and people will want to listen? Just take a good look in the mirror, too many flaws! God doesn’t love you as much as He loves ‘so and so.’ You will never win! You will die without accomplishing anything!” Sound familiar? The enemy of our soul wants us to think that is who we are. My friend, the Word of God tells a different story. As I journey through the pages of my Bible, I am realizing that the truth I am reading dispels all the lies of the enemy. I have found out that He, my Creator, my God, the lover of my soul, knew me before He laid the foundations of this world. He thought me up and thought it was a wonderful idea to create ME! Wow! That means He thought the same about YOU!
Let’s look at Ephesians 1:3-6 (Message Bible), “How blessed is God! And what a blessing He is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in Him. Long before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love, to be made whole and holy by His love. Long, long ago He decided to adopt us into His family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure He took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving by the hand of His beloved Son.” This scripture confirms who we are in Him.
Last year, I came across a photo that spoke volumes to me. So loudly did it speak that I made a copy, laminated it, and now carry it in my Bible. I wanted to share it with you here. As I looked at this picture, I saw who I was and where I came from. I was so inspired by the message in this picture that I just had to write it out…
I am a warrior, the Lion of Judah is my guide
He leads me through the fire, His strength I can’t deny
Riding on wings of love, realms of glory I can see
Keeping my focus set above, where His Spirit sets me free
Blaze on o’ fire of God, let me ride in your embrace
With my sword and with my shield,
I will enter this Holy place, I am a warrior
As long as I ride with the Lion of Judah, keep my armor on, and trust His direction, I can ride blindfolded knowing I am safe. I know who I am with Him. He carries me through this journey called life. Who do YOU think you are? Why not take a journey with me through the pages of the Bible and discover who you really are. It will be life changing.