Friday, July 29, 2016

WHO DO YOU *KNOW* YOU ARE?




Who Do You Think Know You Are?

It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the end of our #WDYTYA16 series already. SO much has been shared and considered over the course of these eight weeks. 

The process of writing the WDYTYA curriculum last year and leading several small groups since then was by far, one of the most powerful, rewarding, and encouraging experiences of my entire life. God taught me so much through His Word and also through what was shared by the amazing members of each group. I wish you could have been there. I'm sure there's so much I can learn from you as well. 

Our blog series consisted of snippets of those small group experiences. How wonderful it would have been to sit with you face-to-face each week in the same way, to fellowship and search the Scriptures together. I wish I could’ve looked you in the eyes to share my heart, to hear your story, to wipe your tears, to lock arms and pray for one another. And to laugh. I love to laugh. 

It’s hard to convey all that’s in my heart in this little space through merely a few paragraphs a week but I do hope and pray that something in this series sparked a desire to seek the Scriptures to see what the Lord says about our identity. My words pail in comparison to the Truth of God’s Word but if one sentence in this space has caused you to want to know more about Jesus, then that is what really matters. It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we're living for. 

When we came to a close in our WDYTYA small groups, we realized this was only the beginning. It was a commissioning of sorts. We’d taken so much in. It was now the time to take off the proverbial training wheels and live out what we discussed in such depth. Now is the time for you to live it out as well. 

You may know by now that Ephesians is a favorite of mine. I leave you with Paul’s prayer from Chapter 1…

For this reason, every since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who filled everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:15-23)


Even with all I’ve learned on this journey, I feel as though I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface. If there are things you need clarity about, that’s okay. There are gaps. There are questions, for sure. But God can handle it! I always say, if Jesus went to the cross for our sins, He can handle our questions. Let Christ fill in the cracks of those broken places. The voids in our hearts can only be filled by Him. Let His Spirit bring you comfort. Let His Word answer the questions. He invites us to ask for wisdom when we lack it and our gracious God never rebukes us for our uncertainties. We just need to ask and He will grant us generous wisdom to understand His Word, to tear off the labels, to be confident in Him, to be the Body, to fight the good fight. To be still and know. You will never, ever go wrong. He is forever worthy!

The question I presented you with eight weeks ago was “Who Do You Think You Are?”  
Today, I ask you, “Who Do You KNOW You are?” 

I'd love to hear from you! If anything has encouraged, challenged, or been revealed to you over the course of the past eight weeks, please share with us! Feel free to comment below or to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Thank you for joining me on this #WDYTYA16 journey! It has been an honor and a privilege to serve you here. I pray for a powerful revelation of who Jesus is as you continue to walk with Him and know who you are in Him. 


I look forward to hearing from you! 

With much love and gratitude, 

Jenn 



If you're jumping into the series now, feel free to check out the #WDYTYA16 page that includes links to all the posts so far. 




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