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Remember Who You Are

Yesterday, I sent my 14 year old son Davis to school for the “first time.” Having been home schooled all his life, this was a big deal for him, and for his momma. And now today, I’m packing up my oldest daughter’s belongings so that she can soon begin her new adventure at Auburn University. Wow… where did the time go? (That was typed through deep loving tears and a mountain of memories).

As a mom, more than anything, my heart’s desire for my kids is for them to remember who they are, especially as they move into a public place. My daily prayer is that they will be able to independently stand on the Truth that was taught in our home. With this in mind, I wrote them a definition of who they are in Christ, hoping to challenge each of them to be His light in this dark world. This is also for you, my believing friend:
By the grace of God, I am who I am.
I am a Christian. I am living for the One who died for me. I am what the world calls a “Jesus freak,” but what I call “saved by grace.”
I salt the earth with His kindness; I light the world with His love.
I choose to walk by faith and not by sight, and to dance to the beat of a different drum.
I am the one who has Power beyond my own strength, Peace beyond my own understanding, and Purpose beyond the ideals of this world.
I am the one who answers to the God of the Universe; and yet, I am also calmed by His Spirit that lives in me.
Because of Christ Jesus, I am living Life to the fullest–yesterday, today, and FOREVER.
I am changed; I am more than I am; I am a vessel that holds a treasure, a lamp that shines a light, and a well that springs a fountain.
And, I am the one who is pursuing YOU, the way He has passionately pursued me.
By the grace of God, I am who I am.
I am a Christian. I am free.

Sweet friend (as well as my dear children), remember who you are. The world needs you.