At a recent job interview, I was asked, “Who are you?” I stumbled over the question, sputtering what quickly came to mind. I am wife, mother, legal assistant, at home-worker.
I left out important tidbits such as I love to read British mysteries and work puzzles. I didn’t tell how I can be creative, and that I’m an artist. I left out how music moves my soul…
Ever since the day of that question, though, God has shown me I’m more than what I say. And through His living word, I comprehend I am so much more than what I didn’t utter. Yes, in seven weeks’ time, my heavenly Father laid out exactly who I am.
And though not exhaustive, the following describes what God says about me. This is me.
I am a marked woman, declared righteous and acquitted of all crimes. I am clean, covered in God’s feathers, and clothed in Christ. Because of Jesus Christ, I am marked but shielded, accused but not condemned. An overcomer.
I am redeemed, a woman of excellence. I am loved and chosen, adopted as God’s own. And because I received God’s word, I have the full rights of a daughter. A child of God. He gave me the power of choice and I chose life. Eternal life. Thus, I am pro-life in more ways than one.
I used to be a “proud doer,” a product of my own productivity. Nothing more than a man-made object. But God rescued me from all my producing. He delivered me.
I am a living miracle in that I am created anew in Christ Jesus. A new creation. That means I’m God-made. God-wrought. Instead of a proud human-doing, I am a cherished human-being. God-built and valuable.
He tells me I am worth more than many sparrows. Because He considered the cost before He made me. And it cost Him His Son. That’s the price God paid to finish me…
Now, I am complete in Him. I am in Christ Jesus. That makes me a can-doer, for I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. But, ONLY what He calls me to do. Nothing more.
I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ, unto the good works He created before time began. His purposes, His goals and His plans. Not mine.
I am a believer and a witness of God’s goodness, for He’s been so good to me. So graceful and merciful to the imperfect woman I am, filled with all my weaknesses. But therein I find my strength. Christ’s power is best displayed through my weakness.
And so, I realize I am strong.
Finally, I’m born again. Not by the will of man, but by the will of God. I am born of God, formed in secret and wonderfully made. And so I praise Him.
This is what God says about me. He tells me I am all of this and so much more…
And if I could go back to that job interview, this is the answer I’d give when asked who I am. In summation, I am His.
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This touches me in a very deep way as I navigate a new life after the death of my husband 2 years ago and am on a journey to know God better. Thanks for writing and I hope to read more.
Thank you for bringing Psalm 45:1 to light for me. As a writer, I admit I had never personalized this beautiful verse.(NLT says “Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the King,
for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.” – I started looking at the different translations of it). All the best with your blog.
I began writing out the Psalms in the Summer of 2010. It’s kind of hazy, but I believe I’m on my third trip through the Psalms now. The first time, I didn’t even notice Psalm 45:1, but the following year, it leapt off the pages at me. So beautiful and touched my heart. I felt that God was confirming that I was to write… for Him. Ironically, my Psalm for today was 44, which means I’ll be writing out Psalm 45 tomorrow. God is in our midst for sure. By the way… I’m a cat lover, too (saw your blog) 🙂 The best to you, as well.
Amazing Pam about the Psalms. Thank you for sharing and your lovely reply.
Sounds like the “fire shut up in your bones” that HAS to come out! I’m following you!
I love Jeremiah… thanks for directing me there (just had to look up this reference). 🙂
You are such a dear blessing in my life. Your posts are deep and inspiring and filled with hope. Thank God for allowing us to “meet”, for my life is richer because of that meeting. Love, Cheryl
Cheryl, I feel the same. When I was in a dark place, you entered my life and inspired me to keep going. I will look for you in heaven 😉