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10th October 2014

Who we are...not what we do!

Greg Simnor

Hi guys,

Key thought this week: "God sets his premium on who we are...not what we do."

What we do and who we are, are radically different, but God will use what we do to form who we are and who we are becoming.

Paul supported himself through his trade of tent making.
Jesus followed his adopted father into the trade of carpentry.
Peter worked as a fisherman.
I am employed as a church minister, but also serve as a music leader, an elder, and a ministry leader.

But none of these things defines me. Our vocations and ministries are not who we are, they are just things that we who are we?

“... you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession...” 1 Peter 2:9

This is how God defines us. This is who He says we are. Are we hearing Him? Are we believing Him? Are we living from this reality, from the new identity He has given us? Something to chew over this week.

Have a great weekend everyone,