Who I Am

Last Sunday, the church that I attend started a new series on “Who I Am”. Donovan led us through an exercise on writing down things that describe “who I am”. Without doubt, we get our identity through a variety of sources including, relationships, possessions, careers, education, hobbies, talents, and on and on. It was also pointed out that we oftentimes place greater emphasis on some areas more than other areas.

Scriptures for our lesson today: Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 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. Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 

God created us in his own image. We are wonderfully made. Too many times we switch this primary identity with a secondary identity. As Donovan stated, “we have become victims of identity theft.” As he further stated, “are we alive or just living?” It will be a fascinating ride as we further explore the theme of “Who I Am.”

As most know, my favorite band is Third Day and one of my favorite songs from the band is This Is Who I Am. It may not have much to do with the message but hey it is my blog so I’m posting the lyrics. I can relate to most of their songs and this one is no different.

I’m a son of a good man
I’m the child of an angel
I’m the brother of a wild one
And I’m looking for direction
I’m the lover of a beauty
I’m the father of blessings
I’m a singer of a love song
But is that all I’m good for

This is who I am
This is who I am
So take me and make me something so much more
This is who I am
This is who I am
So change me and make me someone better than before

I’m a saint and a sinner
I’m a lover and a fighter
I’m a true believer, with great desire
I’m a preacher of grace, prophet of love, teacher of truth
I’ve fallen down so many times
But here I stand in front of you

Take me as I am
But please don’t leave me that way
‘Cause I know that you can make me better than I am today

If you want to hear the song, check it out:

About timfruth

Longtime public educator who recently retired from public education. Messed around in politics as a town councilor and vice mayor. I am a father and a husband who currently works in a new active career in Human Resources. Love the outdoors and rapidly adjusting to a new me.
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