Your Identity: Whose Voice are you Listening to? Part 3

Your Identity: Whose Voice are you Listening to? Part 3

After the father of lies and popular culture, there is one more voice that can falsely shape our identity; it’s utterly counter-cultural and yet beautifully freeing to realise that we don’t have to rely on this voice to provide the answer in our identity crisis moments.

It is The Voice from Within.

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Your Identity: Whose Voice Are you Listening to? Part 2

Your Identity: Whose Voice Are you Listening to? Part 2

When the Son of God also became the Son of Man, he suffered every temptation human beings can possibly experience and never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). He also did miracles, healings, deliverences, taught us about the Kingdom then said "Greater things than this will you do" (John 14:12). When Jesus left earth, He sent us a gift: the same Holy Spirit that He received at His baptism to help us live like Christ (John 14:16-26). So if Jesus can do it, so can we. If Jesus can be secure in His identity, so can we. In Part 1 we examined how Jesus refused to allow the voice of the father of lies or any evil spirit have a say over His identity but that was not the only influence Jesus had to resist.

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Your Identity: Whose Voice are you Listening to? Part 1 of 3

Your Identity: Whose Voice are you Listening to? Part 1 of 3

Whenever a big change happens in my life, I go through a bit of an identity crisis - have you ever experienced that? It's like each new circumstance causes some sort of metamorphosis - a remoulding of 'me' till I finally settle down into my new shape. I don't think it should be that way.

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Why am I never really fully satisfied in Christ?

Why am I never really fully satisfied in Christ?

A friend of mine told me that when he had a son, he would give him a name that meant ‘My God is Enough.’ That friend did marry and have a son but tragically, when the boy was 8 months old, very unexpectedly, he died. Suddenly the boy's name took on a whole new meaning for his parent. Could God still be enough, even through this?

Last week, a beautiful, vibrant young woman who has grown up in Christian family and works full-time for a Christian Charity asked me, ‘Why am I never really fully satisfied in Christ?’ The brutal honesty momentarily stunned me. She spoke as if she had pulled back some kind of veil and revealed a truth: that while we all say ‘God is all I need’ it’s not actually true in real everyday life, is it? Once the euphoria of Sunday morning worship has worn off, are those songs words actually true? (Keep Reading...)

Looking for Love: You are not alone

Looking for Love: You are not alone

What can a thirty-four-year-old, mother of two, who has been eleven years married say to a twenty-something single person looking for love? What would I say to single, twenty-something me in those days when I was looking for love? Read More....