Are you ready to discover your identity in God?
As Christians we often hear about having our identity in God or in Jesus Christ. We know that we are adopted as sons and daughters (1 John 3:1), but we still don’t see ourselves this way entirely. In fact, "how do I know my identity in Christ?" is a common question for pastors and spiritual directors. As diligent seeksers we're given instructions to read the Bible, engage in Bible studies, and pray about it. Even when we do these things, we can still feel lost, like a puzzle piece out of place.
God designed us to learn our identity from the people we spend time with. Our first caregivers, usually parents, mirror back to us in words and actions who they see us as. As time goes on, we learn who we are from other family, friends, teachers, and so on. With so much input it’s easy to see how we can become distracted or confused about who God made us to be. In studying the human brain, body, and nervous system for many years, I began to see patterns and clues into how God hard-wired each one of us that I want to share with you.
I've made it my life's work to study how God designed us and our minds to live in the abundant life we are promised by Jesus Christ. I’ve taken my years of study and turned this information into fun, interactive workshops and groups so that you can explore and experience it for yourself. Discovering your identity in God is an adventure when you have some ideas of where to look. It’s like finding puzzle pieces to a breathtaking picture or finding clues to buried treasure.
God is love. God's love is a vast ocean. He longs to shower us with His love. Love that is the most powerful force in the universe. Love that drives out fear and resurrects the dead.
We, on the other hand, have this little tiny straw with which to drink in His love. We sense there is more just out of reach. We want to know God and be loved by Him, but how do we do this?
It's probably not another Bible study.
Work with me to find out how to say yes to God's love.
Say Yes to God's Love
Look at the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather crops into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more important than they?
To start with, I could tell you about my education or career experience. I could give you my qualifications for leading workshops and groups. I could show you a fancy resume.
Yet, the most important thing about me is that I love the Lord. If you spend a little time with me, you will see that I love the Lord and think He is wonderful because of His faithfulness and everlasting, abundant love and compassion.
On the other hand, I’m not a “churchy” person. I attend a Bible-based Evangelical church regularly but I'm not at church every time the doors open. I spend time with God every day, but I don't believe in a prescribed checklist. I'm not a morning person, and I don't set my alarm for 5 a.m. to read a devotional. That obviously works for many great women and men of faith including Our Lord Jesus Who made it a habit to go out to isolated places to pray before daybreak (Mark 1:35). I would never discourage anyone from morning time with Father God when it's quiet and there are fewer distractions to setting a priority on Him alone for the day. But growing in a relationship is more than following rules.
I am interested in a deep and authentic relationship with my Lord and Savior, and I think it's amazing that the King of the Universe wants to spend time with me. I believe each person's faith walk is as individual as a fingerprint. Each of us is responsible to do a little searching to find our fit. If this is something of interest to you, look around my site or maybe attend one of my workshops.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10