Monday, October 14, 2013

Who I Am In Christ

There seems to be much emphasis today on self-esteem.  But I want to tell you about God esteem. According to the world's standards, I may seem to be a good person.  I don't break the law (except for the occasional speeding but only when I'm late).  I try to be kind. But all of my good deeds are not enough.

God is holy and cannot come into the presence of sin. Sin isn't a popular word these days.  But Paul writes in Romans 3:23:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

That means you and me.  Jesus came to earth and led a perfectly righteous life. He never sinned.  His death and resurrection enables me to receive His life in me so I can come before the Father.  I can have peace with God.  I am free from sin and death.

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So I can be confident in who I am in Christ.

Day by day, I'm learning to abide in His presence.

Day by day, He changes my heart's desires.

Day by day, He draws me closer to Him as I read His Word.

As I count my every day blessings, I'm so thankful for His presence in my life.  I get to live my life sharing His love with others.

I had to include this photo of little Lizzie enjoying her peanut butter at school.  I can't help but think how fun it would be to not care what others think.  I somehow think that peanut butter would taste even better! :)

#985 The reality of who I am in Christ
#986 Fun with good friends
#987 A long restful weekend
#988 Being spoiled by my husband
#989 Watching Alaska: The Last Frontier on Discovery with Greg
#990 Relief from my joint pains
#991 Getting back into my exercise routine
#992 Recognizing that my gift is one of encouragement to others
#993 More time to write on this four day weekend
#994 Flowers that are blooming in my front entryway
#995 Amazingly beautiful weather in Phoenix
#996 Norwegian waffles that I made this weekend
#997 Experimenting with Picmonkey for my photos
#998 Brunch with my friends at Chompie's Deli
#999 Almost reaching #1000 which I'll save for next week

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.



Blessings and love,

17 comments:

  1. Counting next to you at Ann's. :)

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  2. We are neighbors at Ann's this week. Praising God with you especially for #990, relief from joint pains! Thank you for the reminder that who we are in Christ is the important thing, not what others or self may think.

    Grace and peace to you in our Lord Jesus Christ today.

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  3. What an uplifting post! I can always count on you to bring a smile to both my heart and face. And, reading your "thankful list" always causes me to be mindful of things I am also thankful for. Blessings for this new week!

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  4. So good to meet another Debbie P.!!! Funny, when I looked at your list I smiled. You watched a show on Alaska? I live in Alaska!!! Blessings on your day!

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  5. You ARE an encouragement, to so many. And you will LOVE PicMonkey. I use it to edit all of my photos. Praying you have a blessed and beautiful week my friend.

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  6. What a journey these 999 blessings have been, and we have walked with you through all of them Debbie. I know your #1000 will be special, but I'll make it 1001 and say that the blessings I have gotten from YOUR blessings need to be included in your list, so already you are over 1000. :)

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  7. This is the second blog post I have read today about who I am in Christ. I guess He really wanted me to hear this today. Praise His name, I belong to Him, and in Him I find my worth.

    GOD BLESS!

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  8. Hi Debbie, You left us hanging to see what the big #1000 is!! A grateful heart lifts our spirits. So glad your joint pains are getting better and that your husband spoiled you this weekend.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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