Wisdom For The Day Devotional 15 March 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo: Understand And Function In Your Identity
TOPIC: Understand And Function In Your Identity (TREM Devotional 15 March 2023)
“And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:17 (KJV)
The life of the believer is designed to be a life of overflow. No shortage! The shortage mentality is a curse because of the fall of man. There is no shortage in Heaven. When you take time to carefully examine the ministry of Jesus Christ, you will notice that He operated under rest. Why do you think the Father said to Him, “You are my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” before He started ministering? The Father was saying, Son, before you step out, you are already made. And the resources of heaven are deployed in your favour. That was why He could sleep when there was a storm. He knew that He was the beloved of God.
When a multitude was to be fed, they gave Him 5 loaves and 2 fishes. The disciples were agitated and anxious saying there is no food here; but He said to them: tell them to sit down. Then He took the bread, gave thanks and He gave to the disciples to go and distribute. He was not expecting it not to work. It must work. Why? He understood that He was the beloved Son of God.
Jesus knew who He was. His identity was not in question. His identity was not predicated on His doing. It was based on what He heard the Father say. In the same vein, do not wait to prove your identity. No! Your identity is not based on what you do, it is based on what the Father called you. He said you are a saint! He said you are holy! He said you are righteous! He said you are sanctified! He said your needs are met! He said you are not barren! That is who you are. Your experience does not define you. Learn to function in your identity in Christ.
It is not about how you feel, it is about what God has said concerning you.
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – Deuteronomy 22-24
Evening – Mark 14:1-26
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.