WEEK 1, DAY 2: What You Do vs. What You Believe
In his song titled Creed, songwriter Rich Mullins writes, “I believe what I believe. It’s what makes me what I am. I did not make it, no it is making me. It is the very truth of God and not the invention of any man.” In other words, Mullins rightly points out that it’s our beliefs that make us who we are.
So think about it: What is the first question you ask somebody when you meet them for the first time? Chances are, you ask them something like, “What do you do for a living?”
But how would you respond if somebody you just met for the first time said, “So tell me who you are?” If you’re not sure how you would respond, take some time today to journal it out. At the top of the page, simply write out, “Who is (your name)?”
If your response is to naturally go to what you do for a living, it’s important to remember this is simply what you do, but it’s not a reflection of who you are. If your response is to identify as a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, or friend, this is simply a reflection of how others may see you, but it may not be who you really are. If your beliefs define who you really are, then…who are you?
READING & JOURNALING:
How would you respond to the question, “Who are you?”
What Scripture verses would you use in your response?
Heavenly Father, the question Who are you? is a really big question, and I’m not exactly sure how to respond to it. I know that the Scriptures declare that I’m Your child and Your friend. But I believe there’s more You want me to know about who You’ve created me to be. As I engage with Your Word, the Bible, throughout the rest of this week, I pray that my eyes would be open to the wonders of who You are, and how You see me. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: 2 Samuel 3:1, 5:1-25, Psalm 23
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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