Who Am I?
This is an elementary question everyone has to answer. But have you ever asked this question of yourself? Do you like who you see in the mirror?
As a non-believer with a handicap I’ve asked myself that question. My answer was centered on my handicap. The pent-up anger I had when I got married came to the surface. I didn’t like that either – although I usually justified myself.
When I was baptized and raised to a new life in God’s Kingdom, I started to have some clarity beyond what I did for a living or identifying myself with my handicap.
I know there is a God and it’s not me!
If the Creator knows me and loves me, then doesn’t the answer to the question come from God?
God gave me the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13-15 WEB) 13 But, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all the truth: for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he shall hear, [that] will he speak: and he will show you things to come. 14He will glorify me: for he will receive of mine, and will show [it] to you. 15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore I said, that he will take of mine, and show [it] to you.
When I have doubt I need to remember this phrase:
==> The Cross has the final word!
====> Evil may put up it’s strongest fight.
======> The Cross has the final word!
The Final Word
If God gave up His Son for me, as He did for every person on this planet, how can I doubt my salvation – and the wonderful bonus of the Holy Spirit in my corner? How can I doubt His ability to forgive any and all of my sins?
None of us has committed a greater sin than God can’t forgive – we’d have to be greater than God and then sin – but we’re not greater! And that should remind us when we see a sinner walking through our doors to open our arms and our hearts.