Today I had an eight hour class. It’s a great class but so long. Anyways, that’s not the point.
We started off as typical worship arts majors with a time of worship. I didn’t realize how much I missed it though. I miss being in a room of about ten hardcore believers who are all so unashamed of their love for God that there is no holding them back. I got to experience such true and pure worship this morning. It was simply beautiful.
We sang “Thank You For Hearing Me” by David Crowder Band. The song basically goes…
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for finding me.
Thank you for hearing me.
Thank you for healing me.
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for saving me.
I was so excited because I haven’t heard this song in a while and I went along my merry way, singing the words and trying to connect with God. Then the words thank you for finding me came and I just started crying. I haven’t cried like that in a while. It just truly hit me. This God who is so worthy and holy and has so many people to take care of found me. I didn’t stumble upon Him. He found me. I was so lost and broken before I had the love of God in my life and I am so incredibly blessed and thankful to my God for saving me from the life I could be leading today. I am thankful that I didn’t ever have to go through a party phase like some of my friends and family. I am thankful to have amazing Godly friends who love me and support me and walk life with me. I am thankful that He has and is continually transforming my family. I am thankful to have a cousin who knows the Lord and who can stand with me and fight the good fight when other people don’t get it. I am thankful that I will be able to see my mom in heaven. I am so thankful. My God is way too good to me.
Here are just some of the many labels that I put on myself and that the world puts on me.
I was thinking about these today and I had a realization.
I always say that I know my identity and I know what defines me but it’s taken me a while to get to where I’m at. I can honestly say that I finally live out of something other than the labels put on me.
God’s labels are so much better and I’d much rather put those on myself any day.
I walk in the fact that I am…
- A Royal Diadem.
- Most of all I am HIS.
What a beautiful thing it is to be loved so greatly by the God of the universe who cared enough to form me and create me into the woman that I am. I have a lot of work left to do but I am so thankful for the place that I’m at. I can’t wait for the even crazier adventures that God has for me down the road. I’m so excited.
So my words to you… don’t just acknowledge your identity in Christ. Walk in it. It makes all the difference.