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Who Do You Say That I Am?

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13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”  Matthew 16:13-16

When Jesus asked Peter this question God revealed to him Who Jesus was.  If we were asked, “What do people say about you?  How would people define you?”  What are some answers we might get?  Would they say we are Godly, practice what we preach, do what we tell others they should be doing?

You will never be perfect and if you ever try to be you will most certainly drive yourself into a certain neurosis!  But, to miss it every once in a blue moon is certainly different from missing it habitually.  With some of us it is a certain behaviour God has told us specifically to stop, but we reason we are only human and all people have their little vices.  We treat that as a license to continue and God is good and He will certainly not let anything bad come on us or cause us to suffer any consequence.   I mean what about grace?

There are others, who teach one thing and live another life when they think certain ones will never find out.  The problem with this is satan makes sure they ARE found out for sin is a trap of EXPOSURE!  Certain ones stand at a pulpit, or at a Sunday School teachers podium, or sit with children and talk about how we are all to love and forgive freely, be obedient to God and His Word only to go home and watch things that should never have aired on T.V. to begin with, say words that they would never utter if their “underlings” were listening, have inappropriate relationships all the while thinking they have outsmarted them all!

Peter knew Jesus was the Christ (the anointed and the anointing) not only because God revealed it, but because he saw His CHARACTER everyday!  He saw His tender heart, His forgiving nature, His mercy and compassion!  He saw the miracles Jesus wrought!  He saw Jesus heal, restore, deliver,  and give of Himself freely!!  He heard Him teach and he saw, first hand, Jesus live those teachings every single second of every single day!

I laugh today at some people.  They have a one hundred member church and “need bodyguards”!  They have to have a “team” who does certain things for them for they are far too busy (and nobody can name one thing they are doing that makes them so busy) to do it for themselves.  They don’t have time for their 75-100 members, but yet they pray for God to send them a thousand more (oh and don’t forget to make them tithing millionaires, God…we don’t need people who are ”needy”, we just don’t have time for that) !  Be faithful to who you have and then see what God says! 

Shame on us for acting in such a manner!  When and where in the Bible do we EVER see Jesus have such a busy agenda He couldn’t stop and raise a mother’s son from the dead, or feed a crowd of 5,000, or heal the blind, deaf, and the lepers.  When did He not have time for one single person??  There was a world to save!  Yet, Jesus stopped for the one!  Amazingly, He didn’t need bodyguards, servants, or fancy chariots to pick him up at the city gate and take Him to the Hilton of Jerusalem!  Oh, and make sure you have His favorite coffee and fruit and special water! Jesus never required these things, though He certainly deserved the best of everything!!

Who do people say that we are?  More importantly, who does God say that we are?  Let us always walk in humility, just as Jesus did!  He is our perfect example of all time, even to this very day!

Blessings, dear reader!  See you next time!

 

18 Responses to “Who Do You Say That I Am?”

  1. wonderful amazing love your blog!

  2. I automatically thought of this song after reading your post. Love it!!

  3. Naphtali says:

    very good dear! I love it when I hear others say how Jesus was never too busy for people. He also never rushed! BTW: Where are you getting your beautiful photos? I especially want some Christmas ones.

    • Praise God and thank you! Loving your posts!! Still not getting them tho! One day we will get on the phone and you can tell me how to do all that stuff! :)

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        I don’t know what else to do other than to get a free email addy on outlook.com and then I can go in, after you tell me what it is, and re-assign everything to that email address…that way you can make sure it’s not an email firewall type of thing..or security problem. That’s all I know to do. Love in Christ to you! ;-) I just downloaded a new theme last night by the way..I love it! More like a real webpage as opposed to so ‘blog’ looking! I have menus at the top now! yeah! LOL

      • I saw it and I LOVE it!! You did great!! Okay, I will try that! THANK YOU!! LOVE YOU!!!!

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Love you more! “Awna Hebkik Awk-tar!” (I LOVE YOU MORE in Lebanese Arabic!)

      • I LOVE that!! Not possible in Texas English…lol! But it is true!! Huge hugs…miss you!!

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Also, have you upgraded your Internet Explorer to v. 9? Furthermore, I don’t know what browser you use..but I can tell you that a tech person from Dell as well as my dad..who builds, services, and programs computers told me that Google Chrome is the worst browser you can use…they both told me to uninstall it asap…that over time, it starts causing problems on your computer, internet, everything. Since I uninstalled it, I have less problems. There’re still weird wordpress issues from time to time…but nothing like I had before. If you’re using Google Chrome, by chance, I encourage you to uninstall it and use IE. Go to the Microsoft website, downloads/upgrades and get the newest version.

      • I know Chrome is on here, but girl….do you remember who you are talking to?? Lol! Gonna make hubby look at what you just said and do it! HAAA!!

      • Lyn Leahz says:

        Control Panel—->Install/Uninstall Programs—->find google chrome. Click “Uninstall” When finished, reboot. When your pc loads up, it will prompt you to make IE your default browser. Click yes. Then go to Microsoft—->downloads—-Internet Explorer 9—–>Download—->click on RUN (not save!)—->when finished downloading..follow instructions from there—Reboot.

      • Okay….this should be interesting! Lol!

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