Who Am I?
We all ask at the door not knowing who’s standing on the other side ‘who is it?’, but have you ever asked yourself the question who am I? You may say I am NAME born to these parents on this date (Date of Birth) on this place on earth or some say I am NAME, a doctor or engineer or whatever your profession is. But is that what you really are? You said about a physical state, your identity, but not the real truth of who you really are. You are nothing, but just a normal human being born into this world as many other humans on this earth at this time of the earth. When you undergo tough situations in life, it helps you to better understand who you are as you really know the strength and weakness in you.
As said you are a normal human being born like other humans in this world. You have got a head, a body, two hands and two legs like anybody and you got 206 bones, up to 840 muscles, 7500 identified body parts, 100,000 billion cells in your body. Above all you have a life in you that keeps you alive in this earth. The moment you lose it, you no longer exist in this world! So who are you? You are nothing, but a mass of flesh! What are you boasting about? How are you different from others? There is absolutely nothing you can boast about other than the God’s grace knowingly or unknowingly you enjoy in life. This is why Apostle Paul said in his epistle to the Corinthians-
‘Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”’ (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NIV)
Yes, we are nothing, whatever we have is not our ability, but is God’s grace, He blessed us to have the things, the positions, the possessions what you think you have. We have nothing to boast other than the divine grace of God in our life! We are like the flower that appear today and gone tomorrow, a wind that blow from one end to other and gone forever, a drop of water in the vast ocean, a tide that come and gone! Always remember if we cannot take the next breath what we take we are no longer in this world! Therefore, let’s be humble and submissive before God and be thankful for everything what we enjoy in our life.
‘Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.’ (Psalm 39:5 NIV)
‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.’ (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV)
But what keeps us special is that the amazing love, care and Grace of God in our life. Can you believe God the creator of the entire universe care for us! He listens to every word we speak, our thoughts, our plans, our ways our everything! He is there with us to achieve the impossible, to be with us when we needed the most! What a great love! We are like bacterias before him! Still, He cares for each one of us! Millions pray to God from different parts of the world at the same time, young, old, weak, needy and many others, but He listens to each and every prayer and answers them! What a Mighty and Loving God!
Even when we have hurt Him many times by sinning against His will, He still loves us, He cares for us, He provides us our daily bread, water to quench our thirst, cloths to wear and a shelter to survive! Above all He gave His only son ‘Jesus’ to the wretched mankind for the redemption of sins! What a great God! A God who loved us so much than Himself that, He came down as one of us and laid His very life on the cross of Calvary and gave the very last drop of his blood for the redemption of sins and those who accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour in life by believing in heart and declaring by mouth there sins are forgiven!
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16 NIV)
‘If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.’ (Romans 10:9 NIV)
What an Amazing God! Not only that, but to those who accepted Him, He gave the authority to be His children! And He is coming again to gather His children again to be with Him forever!
‘He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.’ (John 1:11-13 NIV)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3 NIV)
Oh, what a wonderful God! How grateful can we be? With what can we please this amazing God for all what He done to us? We cannot please by anything at all, other than a loving Him back by obeying His commandments! And the greatest of His commandment is to love one another as Jesus loved us!
“If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15 NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35 NIV)
Again once you accept this Amazing God in life, you are no longer yourself, but you have transformed into a ‘Temple of God!’ Were God lives in you!
‘Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?’ (1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV)
‘Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.’ (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV)
Therefore, let’s leave all hatred and boasting, let’s humble ourselves and live a holy life, pure and sanctified life washed by the blood of Jesus and running away from sins and loving and forgiving our enemies and spreading the gospel of Jesus to the many perishing without knowing this great Saviour in life.
‘Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”’ (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV)
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour in your life and would like to accept him, please say this prayer, believing in your heart and declaring by word
‘Heavenly Father, I accept and believe Jesus is the only true God who came to redeem my sins. I believe Jesus is the son of God who came to this earth to die for my sins and to fulfil Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary and all the sufferings and pain that Jesus took on the body was for me, He was broken down and gave His very last drop of blood for me on the Cross of Calvary for the redemption of my sins and I accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour in my life, I confess my sins and give my life for Jesus. Please forgive me for every mistake I made in my life. Please come in me, live in me, fill in me and guide me until the last breath of my life and help me to stay away from evil ways and lead a holy and victorious Christian life as you please. And bring me to heaven to be with you forever. In Jesus name. Amen!’
‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!’ (1 John 3:1 NIV)
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!”(Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”(2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV)
‘As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ (Ephesians 2:1-10 NIV)
‘Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.’ (1 Corinthians 3:16-23 NIV)