Hello! Today I am co-hosting the Hello, My Name is ________ link up with Kerry from Glory in the Valley. This link up is an opportunity for us to shed the lies that we often use to define ourselves, and then for us to rename ourselves according to our identity in Jesus. You can link up right here, at the bottom of this post, or on Kerry’s blog.
How many hours have I rushed through blindly?
How many days have I spent living half awake?
How many nights have I dropped into bed as numb and anxious as I had woken up that morning?
How may days have I walked through life feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, guilty, or defeated?
I’ve spent days and weeks and months living like I’m still dead.
But I am not dead. We are not dead.
“You also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
2 Corinthians 5:17
Hello, My Name is Alive.
I am alive in Jesus.
I don’t have to live discouraged, overwhelmed, guilty, or defeated.
I am not discouraged; I have been given new life.
I am not overwhelmed; I have the spirit of the Living God at work in and through me.
I am not guilty; I have been forgiven and made clean by the blood of Jesus.
I am not defeated, I am more than conqueror through Jesus who conquered death for me.
The only reason I live my life feeling dead is because I am choosing not to go to the Source of Life that I have continual access to.
I am alive.
I have been empowered to live life fully and abundantly for His glory.
I have been given righteousness that is not my own and good deeds to carry out.
I have been given a joy and a peace that cannot be explained.
I have been given new life.
I am alive.
Will I live like it?
Will I live joyful?
Will I live peaceful?
Will I live awake and aware of God’s hand in my life?
Will I live eyes wide open to the beauty God has placed around me?
Will I live full of praise and thanks for God’s goodness and faithfulness?
Because I can choose to walk in the gift of life that I have been given or I can set life aside and walk in the darkness and death I’ve been rescued from.
Just like God does not force us to believe in Him, He won’t force us to obey Him or to choose to set our minds and perspectives on Him. But He gives us the choice to. And in choosing to follow Him and choosing to fill our minds with His truth and in choosing to cast of the lies we place on ourselves, we can live alive.
Hello, My Name is Alive…and I am alive in Jesus.
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