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18 October 2009 @ 10:05 am
Who is [insert your name here]?  
So I just got back from Revolve '09. Thousands of screaming girls, amazing speakers, and God's truth. What could make a weekend anymore amazing? Coming back, I've found myself wishing I wasn't headed off to college in a year. Sort of.

But this weekend has left me with more than the voices of the many girls and the thoughts of the few speakers. This sounds slightly dramatic and/or corny, but it has left with a single idea. Who am I? Because, if I'm completely honest with myself, I have absolutely no idea. And even more honest, I'm completely frightened. I'm scared of who I really am and of knowing who I really am. The masks I wear in various situations have become the me that I think is me. But how do I know anymore? I act based on the situation, on the people, on expectations. In any given situation, then, could I ever really be me? Because if I'm acting, that makes me a character. And a character is not what I want to be, even thought it seems that is precisely what I am.

The good thing about this, though, as I learned this weekend, is that God is not silent about this subject. He makes it quite clear who we are, and I have put together a list for you. I think it's good for all of us to remember.

You are...
Loved by God (Galatians 2:20)
A Child of God (1 John 3:1, Psalms 2:7)
A Sheep of the Good Shepherd (John 10:14)
Redeemed (1 Peter 1:18-19)
Born Again (1 Peter 1:23)
Bought With a Price (1 Corinthians 7:23)
Chosen (John 15:16)

And you are also many more things in Christ.

Just on more reminder for you. Not only are we many things in God, but God is many things for us. Here is a small list of some of his names and their meanings along with a reference verse (thanks to Rose Publishing's Names of God chart).

God is...
Adonai - The Lord / My Great Lord - (Habakkuk 3:19)
El Elyon - The God Most High - (Psalm 78:34)
Elohim - The All-Powerful One / Creator - (Psalm 68)
El Olam - The Eternal God / The Everlasting God - (Romans 1:20)
El Roi - The God Who Sees (me) - (Psalm 139)
El Shaddai - The All Sufficient One - (Psalm 90:2)
Immanuel - God With Us / I AM - (Matthew 1:23)
Jehovah - "I AM" / The One is the Self-Existent One - (Psalm 102)
Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord Will Provide - (Romans 8:2)
Jehovah-Rapha - The Lord Who Heals - (1 Peter 2:24)
Jeovah-Shammah - The Lord My Companion - (Matthew 28:20)

Again, God is, can be, and will be many more things for you.

Enjoy your Sunday!