Who Are You?

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Church News - By Corri Bryne, Pas­tor

Why do I care what you think of me? Why do I care whether you like my pro­file pic, or lat­est post, my In­sta live feed.

Why do I care whether you think I’m at­trac­tive, pop­u­lar, suc­cess­ful?

Why do I care whether my fash­ion, my car, my house, my pos­ses­sions make me look good?

Re­ally, who am I try­ing to im­press? Who am I hop­ing to con­vince? Why do I seek your af­fir­ma­tion? Your en­cour­age­ment?

Why do I fear your opin­ion? Or want to fit in? Why do I want to be part of the in group, the pop­u­lar party?

You, who have been on earth but a few short years. You who are clothed in skin just like me. You who have the same fears, the same needs, the same lim­i­ta­tions!

I am a child of the most high God. I am cho­sen to be a part of God’s eter­nal fam­ily. That’s right the cre­ator, the al­pha and omega, the be­gin­ning and the end. The one who spoke all life into be­ing and gives breath to all on earth right now.

Why do I fear your opin­ion over my cre­ator? Who are you but a mere man. An­other fel­low wan­derer and jour­ney­man just like me.

Lord, give me the bold­ness, the courage, the au­dac­ity to pur­sue you over the dis­trac­tions of earth. The opin­ions, the trends, the thoughts, the views, the pop­u­lar, and em­power me to seek truth.

May I be a plea­sure in your eyes Lord, may I re­ceive your ad­mi­ra­tion and af­fir­ma­tion. May I one day walk be­fore you and hear the words, wel­come my good and faith­ful ser­vant, join me at the ta­ble.

May I pray for oth­ers who have read this to re­ceive the same rev­e­la­tion.

Rev­e­la­tion 22:12-15 “Look, I am com­ing soon! My re­ward is with me, and I will give to each per­son ac­cord­ing to what they have done. I am the Al­pha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Be­gin­ning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”

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