SERVING FROM, NOT SERVING FOR.

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YESTERDAY WAS INCREDIBLE. 

So fun being able to celebrate the past and get excited to about the future. I also CANNOT say how PROUD I already am of our interns :). This entire leadership team is such a gift. You all definitely make me better. 

Moving forward in our servanthood as a team, I deeply know that true passion, purpose, and community change will come through our provided identity in Christ. 

That we don't need to strive to make a name for ourselves because our name is already fastened to Christ's. Everything that we think we can gain from accomplishing "great things" has already been given to us in Christ. We don't need to chase trophies but rather in realizing who we are and what we have, we can pick up our trays and serve. 

SO I WANTED TO BE AN ENCOURAGER TODAY AND REMIND YOU OF WHAT THE LORD SAYS ABOUT YOUR IDENTITY. 

Below is a list of the different words that God uses to describe you. So many people have so many things to say about who you are yet God has a GREATER word for you and He is the real HOLDER of your identity. 

Looking over the list I challenge you to ask yourself, do I really believe this about myself? Do I really believe I'm __________? And if not, why do I not? Do I not understand what He means? Does my past, my present, or do my parents say something different? Have I let my friends or co-workers dictate who I think I am?  

YOU ARE WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE. 

YOU ARE: 

Forgiven (1 John 1:9, Acts 10:43)

Righteous (Romans 3:21-22)

Justified (Romans 5:1, Romans 3:24)

Salt of The Earth (Matthew 5:13)

Light of The World (Matthew 5:14-16, Eph 5:8)

Child of God (Gal 3:26, John 1:12)

A Branch of Christ (John 15:1)

A Friend of God (John 15:15)

Redeemed (Eph 1:7)

Crucified With Christ (Romans 6:6, Col 3:3)

An Heir (Romans 8:17, Gal 4:7)

A Saint (1 Cor 1:2)

A Temple of God (1 Cor 6:19)

Joined In Spirit (1 Cor 6:17)

The Fragrance Of God (2 Cor 2:14)

A New Creation (2 Cor 5:17)

Free (Romans 8:2, Gal 5:1)

Blameless (1 Thess 5:23-24)

Royalty (1 Peter 2:9)

Alive (Eph 2:4-5)

Seated In Majesty (Eph 2:6)

His Workmanship (Eph 2:10)

Christ's Body  (1 Cor 2:27)

Heavens Citizen (Phil 3:20)

Resurrected (Romans 6:4)

Chosen (1 Peter 2:9)

Holy (1 Cor 1:30)

Loved (Romans 5:8)

Ambassador (2 Cor 5:20)

Strong (2 Cor 12:10)

Alien Of This World (1 Peter 2:11)

Supplied (Phil 4:19)

Kingdom Transferred (Col 1:13) 

WAR WITH THE WORD. USE SCRIPTURE AS A SWORD TO SILENCE THE VOICES THAT ARE TRYING TO TEAR YOU DOWN.