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Who Do People Say I Am?

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked them, Who do people say I am? 28 The replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you? He asked. “Who do you say I am? Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 30 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:27-30

I often wonder why the Lord want to know who people thought He was! He asked thrice within 3 verses technically! Jesus wanted a feed back. He wanted to know if the people can discern the things of the Spirit.

You and I also should have one or two people that can give us feedback as to “Who we are perceived to be!” We know who Christ says we are in the scriptures, however, are we conducting ourselves as such? Do we come out as loving and compassionate as we ought to be? “Who do people say I am?”

For some of us, we are different as per the different sources depending on the different bus stops of encounters. “Who do you say I am?” Jesus asked his disciples. He heard all that the people said he was, but wanted to know who his closest people, his friends, and disciples thinks he is!

I don’t know how the Lord would have taken it if none of His disciples knew who he was. I for one would have been devastated!

For the believers of today, “Who are you?” And Who does people say you are? Is your life, conduct, attitude reflective of the Christ you profess? Father!!! Help us and guide us to genuine people who will give us constructive feedback. People that will tell us how we come off and not what we want to hear so we can make amends should need be.

Caution: Don’t take yourself seriously should a feedback rub on you ….ishly! Whatever wisdom you can garner from every feed back should be applied towards an improvement. There is always room for growth, so don’t sweat it.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Who Am I? Who?

Thank you Lord for waking me up this morning I said to the Lord as the day started. Something is missing though, I thought to myself. Where is that bubbling joy that comes at the breaking of day? Why are you cast down Oh my soul? Hope thou in the Lord and He shall sustain thee.

I kept wondering and worrying about my state of mind and this song came up. It hugged me like the warm embrace of strong hands. I am His, I am the Lords! He has never been far from me, though in my thoughts, I have kept Him at arms length, yet the Lord stayed close for that moment that I will need His hands to hold me up, like this moment!

“Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt? Who am I, that the bright morning star would choose to light the way for my ever wandering heart?

Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin would look on me with love and watch me rise again? Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me?

Not because of who I am, but because of what you’ve done, not because of what I’ve done, but because of who you are!” Who Am I – Casting Crown Lyrics

Thank you Lord for always been there for me. When all else fails, you remain constant, unchanging and loving me through it all!

Love you Lord Jesus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

I Am A Confident Woman! Are You?

I am confident enough in my own skin! I am not threatened by any ones success or lack there off. I am royalty, earthly lineage of royalty on both sides, topped up by my spiritual heritage, saved by grace, joint heirs with Christ Jesus. I am precious, beautifully and wonderfully made, the seed of Abraham the friend of God, chosen of God Most High to be His. My name is Chosen, Beloved, Love, Joy, Grace, Ordained, Cherish, and I carry the Radiant Glory of the Holy One of Israel. I am not boasting!!! My Father is The Most High God!!! The Ancient of Days!!!!!! Ask Him!!!

radiant-gloryI know I am a vessel of honor in my Saviors hands! I have been blessed with a wide shoulder to lean on, a helping hand to hold another, lift up and wipe off others tears, a sensitive and listening ear, a tender heart to love yet strong enough to stand against wickedness, a bridled tongue, lips seasoned with salt, a mouth filled with words that sustains the weary, speaks truth, not a gossip or rumor monger, says it as it is, not a hypocrite, owns up for my mistakes, and not afraid to say I am sorry for any wrong done!!!

I am not perfect, knows my weaknesses and takes up Christ strength as a shield, draws from the wellsprings of grace constantly, I mean live in, joined in, embedded, enclosed, get my point?  I have a tiny winy faith, the kind that can move mountains for I am the seed of Abraham. I love my Father, for He first loved me and counted me worthy by grace alone, not by any works on my part, solely His love. A love that cannot be explained, unconditional, unchanging and always constant! Thank you Lord Jesus!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Author Spotlight: Intentional Fitness – Working out your salvation

The scripture enjoins us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Mary Graziano Scro captured this and broke it down to pieces for us to swallow easily in her book Intentional Fitness. You see friends, to achieve anything in life we have to be intentional, be it career,living a healthy life,keeping fit, marriage, raising kids, living a good christian life, everything involves been intentional, paying attention for it to be successful and yield us desired result.

If we want to be transformed to be who God created us to be, then we have to intentionally crave the sincere milk of the word so that we may grow up in our Salvation. 1Peter 2:2 paraphrased. This Mary has been able to illustrate in a real life scenario, even with her life experiences.

Friends, when we study the Word of God daily we get to know who God is, what he expect of us and only then are we able to see ourselves in light of his word. God’s love is unconditional and in him we are new creations. 2 Corinthians 5:17. He loves us with an everlasting love and nothing can separate us from that love. Romans 8:37-39.

Intentional Fitness brings the focus of our Christian walk back to the source which is God, his word and who we are in Christ Jesus. Like physical fitness, intentional fitness in spiritual realm involves our exercising our faith by eating adequate word about God, our needs, expectation and knowing who we are in Christ.

Mary’s book is a must read for everyone who really wants to grow in their Christian work and be Christ ambassador on earth.

Synopsis:

We live in a world that desperately needs Jesus, but can’t find Him. 

Why? Because many who bear His name (Christians) are not spiritually fit enough to walk in His ways. And how do you know what “fit” is in a world that is increasingly void of any mention of the name of Jesus? How do you hear His voice to know His ways with so much godless static assaulting you every day, from all directions?

“Therefore, my dear friends . . . continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling . . .” Philippians 2:12 (NIV).

Intentional Fitness compares physical fitness to spiritual fitness and discusses similarities. Only by being intentional about your own spiritual health can you live life to the full as Jesus created you to live and died to make possible for you. And only then can you bring the Kingdom of God and His love to a world in desperate need.

Author Bio:

Mary Graziano Scro is an inspirational and lively author and speaker who intuitively weaves analogies and personal testimony with practical biblical teaching. A graduate of Christian Communicators Conference, Mary’s mission is to encourage others about the awesome life God has planned for them, if only they are willing to choose wisely in their everyday lives (John 8:31-32). Mary and her husband Don live in Marshall, Va.

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 You can connect with Mary on her website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter.