God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
Who am I?
Haven't we all asked that question?
And, gotten many diverse and different answers along life's path?
A child. A parent. Church member. Entrepreneur. Husband. Wife. College student. Cook. Homemaker. Singer. Writer. Trainer. Teacher. Coach. Photographer. Lover. Best friend.
The list is endless . . .
We all wear different hats and juggle many roles depending on our situation and the people with whom we surround ourselves. The people who, by the very nature of our relationships and experience, would define us. Place us in a box.
Perhaps, it is an elegantly wrapped box tied with a satin bow. But, it is a box nonetheless.
And, it doesn't really answer the question.
Who am I?
Because, so much of who we are, at least to others, is determined by what we do. How we act. Where we work. Where we play. How our time is spent.
All of which are finite, subjective assessments of our true selves. A partial picture. With so many missing pieces . . .
The pieces living within us. Deep inside. The ones that only we can use to solve the puzzle of our being.
Introspection. Discernment. Silence. Prayer.
Who am I?
A sinner. In need of salvation.
A saint. Transformed by God's grace.
An heir. A child of God.
I am because He is.
And, was, and is to come . . .
Who are you?
Will you pray with me?
It is in You, Father, that we live and move and have our being. Because You dwell in us, we can dwell in you. Only You define the "who" we are. May all glory, honor and majesty be Yours, world without end. Amen.
Psalms 107:33-43, 108:1-6 (7-13) or 33
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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