I'm sitting here in the early morning by candlelight, pondering my life in Christ. The house is quiet, and chilly. The candle does little to knock off the chill, but Christ's presence fills me with fire.
Why don't I sense this fire all day everyday?
I think it's because while I never forget Him, I do forget who I am in Him. I forget what I can do in Him. I forget what He asks me to do for and through Him. I simply forget.
I'm pretty sure Christ never forgot. Each day that his adult feet struck the ground in stride -- moving through the countryside, the villages and the grand cities of the day -- He never forgot who He was in relation to God and what He'd been asked to do for His Father.
There is great power in remembering who we are in Christ. Yesterday I posted a teaching by pastor John Piper on our identity and purpose in Christ. It's scripturally tight and impacts me, especially when my heart is already burning with the fire.
But when I'm in my forgotten state, it may or may not bring me back. Curious, isn't that? I'm thinking I need to write my own scripturally based creed of who I am and what I can do in Christ. Have you ever done that?
Want to take the challenge to do so with me? Let's try our hand at writing out this week who we are in Christ. You can write it in your journal. Magnet it to your fridge. Or post it on your blog. And if you do the latter, let me know so I can read. Meanwhile, take a look at yesterday's post and see if Piper gets your ideas flowing and your heart glowing.