Who am I in Christ?

I am God’s possession

1 Corinthians 6:20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

Whoa!  What a starter….to be reminded that I am not my own.  I heard a woman at dinner this afternoon saying she wanted a piece of life…”I deserve it.”  she firmly asserted.  I thought hmmm – how often do I use those claims – I want…I deserve

Yet, I am not my own.  I am God’s possession.  Paid for dearly.  Instead I forget that connecting, completing, confirming word – therefore.

It is, as the pastor said, there – for a reason!

I should take care of myself, yes.

I should fully live the life I’ve been given, yes.

But I need to remember that it is so precious because I DON”T deserve it, and I need to remember the divine purpose to all of God’s possessions – to glorify Him.

Being the romantic I am, I need not let the enemy change the intended meaning of this delightful word of love – possession.

The Greek word from which we get the word possession is potheo (to yearn for); to dote upon, i.e. intensely crave possession  (earnestly) desire (greatly), (greatly) long (after).

Ken took possession of my heart in September of 1961. Webster’s defines that possession as: to cause to fall under the influence, domination, or control of some emotional or intellectual response or reaction.  I’m willingly possessed by him because I am confident that he cares for me completely, wants only the best for me, and would never intentionally hurt me.  As a matter of fact, I have to be careful not to abuse or selfishly take advantage of such love.  I appreciate his tender protection and such love begets more love.

How much more do I appreciate the fact that the great I AM, the Creator of heaven and earth, has chosen me for His personal possession!  How I am reminded that because I know I am His chosen possession, I need to fulfill that gift of selection by glorifying Him in my body.

 

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One Response to Who am I in Christ?

  1. sh2rose says:

    Right on my friend, Delores. Preach it! We are not our own possession as Christians. The concept is very foreign in our country even for believers. I need to remind myself every morning that God is in control so I can begin submitting early in the day.

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