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Had Been…vs….Am Now

By Debra Burgess

“But what about you?” he asked, “Who do you say I am?” Mat 16:15

We all know this is a question Jesus asked of his disciples and it’s interesting to dig into the depth of why and what our Lord was asking. A friend spoke out something this weekend that awakened this verse in my heart. She merely mentioned the difference in who I had been versus who I was now. Jesus came in the form of man to live life as we do, and once baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit, he walked in signs and wonders. His word says”I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

As I think upon “who I am”, it’s important I understand the price paid for me; to be who I am to be, and what I am to do while I am here. My friend’s words stirred up my responsibility to step up and accept the truth about myself. I am not to dwell upon what others say about me, or even what I can say about myself. In this hour. I need to believe by faith, that I am meant and expected to do great things. Jesus died for me to do this.

I love to encourage the heart of people to be who they are meant to be in Christ. My hope is anything offered of myself would be pleasing first to my Heavenly Father and secondly to bring a blessing to others.


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