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Living Free - Sept. 9, 2008

  • 2008 Sep 09
  • COMMENTS

Today's Scripture
I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength! Ephesians 1:17-19 MSG

Thoughts for Today
What are some of the words you would use to define yourself? Gay, straight, alcoholic, workaholic? Or teacher, attorney, mother, grandfather ... or even intelligent, witty, cute, stupid, ugly, clueless ...

While these words may describe some of your characteristics or roles, the real you is defined by your relationship to Christ. When we receive Jesus as Lord, God redefines us as followers of Christ, according to his purposes.

Homosexuality is a lifestyle you used to live (and might still be struggling with)—it's not who you are. Workaholism is a life-controlling problem, but not who you are.

Even the positive roles you play and your good characteristics may be a part of God's plan for your life—but they are not your main identity.

Consider this…
If you have made Jesus Lord of your life, you are a follower of Christ. He now lives within you. You are a child of the King. He has clothed you in his righteousness. He has a plan and a purpose for your life—and he will help you accomplish all that he has prepared you for and called you to do.

Prayer
Father, I thank you that my main identity in life is now "follower of Christ." Help me to truly grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life. In Jesus' name ...

These thoughts were drawn from…
Lessons Learned
by Tammy Webb-Witholt. We live in a broken and fallen world; our brokenness extends to the depths of our emotions, our souls, and our sexuality. This small group curriculum deals with moving from a homosexual lifestyle into a vital growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals.  

 

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