28 Jul Identity, Will, Life – 7/28/20
2 Timothy 1:1 – “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the will of God according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus. “
In Paul’s greeting to Timothy, he establishes his identity with Christ, by the will of God, and according to the promise of life that is in Jesus. Having read repeatedly about how the apostle Paul lived his life for the spread of the gospel, I get the sense that he was consistently established and living his identity, will, and life with according to the life found in Jesus.
What would happen If you and I established our identity, will, and life with respect to Jesus daily? Left on my own; I strive, struggle, and remain unsettled over my identity, will, and how to live my life. Jesus said in Matthew 10:39 that “whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
I pray that like Paul, I would daily surrender my life through the establishing of my identity, will, and life in Jesus Christ by his power. I cannot do this work on my own, I need my shepherd Jesus Christ to supernaturally and gracefully establish these things for me.