Know your identity
by Whitley Clifton | October 9, 2019 1:46 pm
Have you been thinking about your Identity lately? If you watch television, you have probably seen advertisements to check your identity by buying ancestry kits. These kits use saliva or blood samples to compare and find your ancestors. Because these kits use your DNA, they’re usually pretty accurate. If you aren’t sure about your identity or want to know more about yourself, this may be a great place to start.
I recently witnessed a family find a brother they didn’t know existed. This was made possible by a cousin checking his ancestry. Some of the siblings were excited to see their brother by another mother, but some were upset. However, the responses could not change the results. He was still their brother. Today, most people know their mothers. Everyone wants to know their father, for the Word of God tells us that the pride of a child is his father.
While the emotions and reactions were different for the situation I described, one thing I observed was everyone who met this brother for the first time always referred to him by his family’s last name. Comments were, “When I saw him, I didn’t know who he was, but I knew he was a Johnson!” It’s amazing to me how this young man emulated his family. They were not raised together, but they had similarities. He walked, laughed, and talked like the Johnsons.
With that said, do you know your spiritual identity? Did you know you were created in the image of God? It doesn’t matter when you accept Him or discover that He is your father. He’s still your father! Even if you don’t obey Him, He is still your father!
Genesis 1:26-27 tells us we were created in His image and His likeness. In the garden, the enemy stole our identity and our relationship with our father through Adam, but God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to restore our relationship with Him. Now, we can be in right standing with our Father. We can now be identified as children of God through the bloodshed of Jesus.
When you connect with your father through His son, you will walk, talk, and live like Him. You will know who you are. The blood makes a difference! Only through the blood of Jesus will your identity be re-established with the family of God. He is waiting with outstretched arms to welcome you back home. If you don’t believe me, read Luke 15:11-32. Know your identity!