THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Knowledge and placement


I know who I am bySinach

 

We are a chosen generation
Called forth to show His excellence
All I require for life; God has given me
And I know who I am
(Repeat)

I know who God says I am; What He says I am
Where He says am at; I know who I am
(Repeat)

I’m walking in power, I’m walking in miracles
I live a life of favor, Cause I know who I am
(Repeat)

(Repeat from Top)

Ohh oh oh, oh oh oh
I know who I am (Repeat)

I am holy, I am righteous oh…
I am so rich, I am beautiful

I’m working in power, I’m working miracles
I live a life of favor, Cause I know who I am
(Repeat)

Take a look at me, I’m a wonder
It doesn’t matter what you see now
Can you see His glory, ‘Cause I know who I am

Ohh oh oh, oh oh oh
I know who I am (Repeat)

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My oh my..this one is harder than I ever thought of. Questions well up in my heart and I have to ask you my reader the same questions. I believe that when we are honest with ourselves and can answer the questions, we will come to the deeper and richer relationship we so deeply desire. So I ask:

1. Do I really know who I am? Not who i want to be BUT who I was created to be…the perfect child of God knit together in the hidden place of my mother’s womb.

2. Do I know who God says I am? Have I stopped to listen to His voice and hear what HE has said about me

3. Do I know where He says I’m at? Not in my limited understanding but living in revelation and understanding that where I stand is for a reason.

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Papa, Show me your face that I may see the miracle that You are and the reality of who I am in you and where I need to go and what I need to do to bring you honour and glory. I am nothing without you and I will become no one without you. Draw me closer to you and deeper into your love that my life may be real and true and grounded in you. Walk with me and keep me going and knowing and loving you that I may think, speak and grow into the deep person you would have me be. Amen

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THE CHRISTIAN WALK, The Simple Life

Expectancy


Wasn’t it a shock for me when I sat back and realised that my experience were pegged on the wrong things and I had been setup for failure from the beginning. Let me explain.

 

We are all raised to expect certain standards from ourselves and others to enable strong and lasting relationships. We believed that there are things each of us should do that will help the relationship succeed. When the said things are not fulfilled, one would feel that the relationship is skewed unfair.

 

Recently, I read “The Shack” by Paul Young and my thought process was challenged and changed. He talks about God looking at us with expectancy not expectation. How absolutely radical! You see, expectations are standards and make us judge our relationships with others based on what either one of us are supposed to do and achieve. When the ‘requirements’ are not met we get disappointed and hurt.

 

God on the other hand looks at us very differently. He looks at us with expectancy. What is that? Well, He created us and knows our humanity. He knows that we may not get it right the first time yet He still has hope that one day we will get there. When we don’t get there He smiles, forgives and says maybe tomorrow. He looks at us in love and with the knowledge that one day we will get it and we will be all He desires of us to be.

 

In view of that, how then do we need to treat one another? I think the way to go is expectancy…meaning that we need to develop a never ending belief that it will be well and all will work out fine. I am learning every day that when I don’t put my expectations on others I am better able to have peace and joy all the time. However, I desire to move from expectation to expectancy, I must deal with myself and what I don’t like about me. I am forced to look at myself and deal with the issues that arise from the waiting and the attitudes I have inadvertently created in my heart, for I cannot give what I don’t have.

 

It is often easier said than done but I know that with God all things are possible and I will be in the space one day that  will not load expectations on people rather I will live with an open, warm and expectant heart that allows everyone to be themselves and free me to be happy and loving life.

 

Papa how I desire a heart like yours and love that is deep and wide as mine has failed me time and time again. I know it is part of a process and the process at times scares me to follow yet I want to believe that you are all I need and will ever need.