Devotions based on Kenneth Boa’s book, Conformed to His Image
We are either defined by our world or by God. “To love ourselves correctly is to see ourselves as God sees us.” We are always in danger of letting the world define us instead of God. It is so easy to shape our self-image by the attitudes and opinions of our parents, peer groups and society. We may also think we have to perform and earn God’s love. We need to define ourselves by the truth of the Word, rather than the artificial way of the world. TO grasp who we are at the core of our being requires that we know the truths of scripture, and to have the fellowship of other believers. Otherwise we gradually lose who we are and may not grasp our true identity. Grace tells us that we are new creatures in Christ and our past has been changed, that we are secure in Him. The most important thing about us is not what we do but who we are in Christ. Our actions should flow out of being (our identity) and reflect His character. The more we embrace the affirmations from the Word, the more stable, grateful, and assured we will be in the course of our lives. May we see ourselves as God sees us!