Saturday, July 10, 2010
Hello, who are you? How do you define yourself? Are you your family? That is, you were born into the Smith family, so are you a Smith? Are you what you do for a living? Are you what you eat?
Consider the idea "to thine own self be true" You have to be able to identify just who you are. Kempis said, "a humble knowledge of yourself is a surer way to God than a deep search after learning." In other words, the more you understand the person God created you to be, the more you'll understand God Himself. That alone makes the journey worthwhile.
I remember always telling Tyler when he went somewhere in high school, "son, remember who you are and Who you represent" he would always laugh at me and say, "ok mom I know I am a Woodle and I represent the Woodle clan" my reply was, "You know what I am talking about, Tyler!" As a child of God we represent Him in every area of our lives, we are supposed to be a mirror image of Him at best, most times our mirrors are dirty and sometimes it is hard to see Him in our lives. As a child of God we still represent Him one way or another! This is a high standard but He is loving and forgiving to His children.
Who are we and Who do we represent? Good question!
The seed of truth was planted in your heart long ago, and as you grow and truth takes root within you, it will give you wings. That is who you are: the Keeper of a God given truth and an example of that truth to the world around you!