Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Woman in the Mirror

Who are you to yourself?

Who have you become since you first gave your whole heart to God? When people interact with you on a day to day basis who do they really see? How do you view yourself as a woman of God? Jesus asked his disciples a question in Mark 8:27-29 “Who do men say that I? When he listened to their comments about whom the people thought that He was, he then changed the direction of the question to make it become more personal. In verse 29, He asked them “Who do you say that I am?” and then Peter said to him, “You are the Christ.”

Now that the disciples finally knew who Jesus was, He was then able to explain to them what His divine purpose in life was and the reason why He came to save the lost. What have you been showing people around you about you? Is there anyone who really knows what God has purposed for you to do as a part of the body of Christ? Do you even know? Join me for the next few moments as we look into God’s mirror.

For people to even understand your purpose as a woman of God, you would first need to know who you are. Sometimes we can make the mistake of placing our identity into the hands of people whom we love and interact with daily. This is not the safest or the best thing to do because people can sometimes treat what is holy as something common. You dear sister are special and you are a royal daughter, part of a royal priesthood. You are indeed one of God’s most prized possessions, so why not do yourself a favor and allow these words to rest in your spirit today, because you are one of the Father’s very special jewels.

Secondly, when you look at yourself from this day forward, step back from the mirrors of society and truly see yourself differently. You are no longer the woman who was born into sin and shaped in iniquity; you have been purchased for a price because you have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God. Yes, I know and believe me when I say this that we have all done things in our past in which we may not be proud of, but God sent His beloved Son into the world so that the person we used to be would now be washed in the blood of Jesus. So, if you still need just a bit of reassuring about what God says about you let’s go straight to the word of God, which should always be the measuring rod you use when you are dealing with any of the cares and issues of life.

1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.

2. 2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

3. Psalm 8:4-5 What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and you have crowned him with glory and honor.

4. Psalm 139:14 I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

5. Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

6. John 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain.

7. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

When you see what the word of God says about you and the fact that He has redeemed you and now sees you as righteous because of His Son, well what possibly could stop you now? Sister, know that you are loved and are a tremendously blessed and highly favored woman of God. He has called you for a specific purpose just as He has called you to make a difference in the lives of those around you. When you know whose and who you are, you’ll have all the confidence to walk forth into your divine purpose. Now let’s go back to your mirror, now tell me what do you see?