“But who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:15
In this scripture, Jesus was seeking to know the crowd’s thoughts of His identity, but more importantly, he wanted to know His role in the lives of his closest followers. Who was He for them?
Even today Jesus still asks, “Who do you say I am? Who am I for you?”
How do you relate to the Divine?
Do you see Him as your Father? The Christ?
Is He your Savior? Provider? Healer? Friend?
Do you see Him as your Comforter? Counselor? Guide?
Who is He for you?
If I see Him as my Provider, I willingly approach Him with my needs.
If I see Him as my Savior, I most likely bring Him situations that need saving.
If I see God as my Healer, I will bring my sickness, my broken heart, and my empty soul.
No longer will I only approach Him with things that I want to get from Him, but rather I will connect in a more personal, loving relationship.
I allow Him access into the private places of my heart. I lay down my vulnerability and begin to trust Him; giving permission for Him to move in my life in a completely different way.
Allowing Christ to be our best friend isn’t a new concept for most of us. But for some, it can be a challenge to think of Him as the lover of our soul.
He desires to have close relationship with us — every day. To Him, we are His beloved, His precious bride.
Who is He for you?
Lord, help me to be open to trust You and allow You into heart. Help me to see You as my Friend and the Lover of my soul. Meet with me each day, help me to learn more from You and walker closer with You every day. Amen.
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