There are times I find myself questioning who I am in Christ. Who is God to me? What do I have to do to be “better” in Christ? Why can’t I hear from God? Am I doing my part? Am I doing enough? What exactly am I suppose to be doing? I pretty much get into a state of uncertainty.These scriptures help bring me back to what I know is true.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I always get chills when I read this scripture. It is so confident and reassuring. It makes you examine yourself: are you called by God? Are you humble? Do you pray? Do you seek His face? Have you turned from your wicked ways? So often, we want to hear from God and we want Him to answer all our prayers (with the answers we’re looking for, of course), but these questions ask if we’re in the position to be heard. We are not blessed because of our deeds, but we claim to have such wonderful relationships with God and relationships require everyone involved to put in work and time (Luke 12:48).
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
I could do a whole post about the nature of God (I probably will), but this scripture serves as a reminder. Again, we CANNOT win God over, but there are benefits that come along with being obedient. Some of us are living off of the covenant and mercy of our forefathers because they loved God (we are the thousand generations). He is God, He is faithful, and there is nothing we can do about it. It’s who He is.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
We are already who He called us to be. Before we were born, He made it so. We do not have to seek confirmation from ten different people, come across seventeen different signs, to know that we know that we know. You know and I know. Believe it. Walk in it. (Jeremiah 29:11)