The world wants to define me as…

Whatever suits their purpose… if they want to sell me something, they want to influence or manipulate…

If they want to judge me… they look at my past and label me

If they want to get something from me… they may flatter me

If they want to have nothing to do with… they can categorize me

But if they want to understand me… they have to get to know me, but…

What would they discover if they really got to know me?

They would discover that I am not very religious, as the world defines it…

The Bible defines religion as visiting the orphan and the widow, while living a life unspotted by the world. I am not very religious….

But I am very much into my relationship with Jesus Christ… I spend time with Him everyday… we talk and I read what He has written. He moves me and I move… I get it wrong, miss some things but I believe by making a mistake in the right direction, trying to help or make a difference, I am still growing in this relationship, as He grows in me…

So, who am I …

I am a seeker… I seek the Son of God and His mysteries, along with the calling He has put on my life

I am transformed, daily… If you had known me before, you wouldn’t recognize me today! Jesus has done a work in me that I can’t easily explain… except to say that I am a new man, new creation and the old has passed away… the old me has died!

I am a stumbler… I fall every day! Glory be to God, He is there to pick me up… it’s part of the relationship of love that He has with me… it brings me to tears to consider that much love… for me. It’s like a mother or father of a special needs child, they will do anything to protect that child and just know that they must be there with them forever… I am very much a special needs child in this world and my Heavenly Father loves me, unconditionally… even as a stumbler!

There are things that I do but they are not me. There are things that I have and don’t have but they do not define me.

I am who Jesus says I am…even if I struggle…

I am stronger than I can comprehend (Philippians 4:13)

I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)

I am loved… (The Whole Bible is a love letter He wrote to me!)

Cliff…

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