Most of us have been asked this question, “May I see your ID?” Let’s consider for a moment this small piece of thermal plastic that verifies the identity of who I am: my height, weight, hair and eye color, if I need glasses, my address, and how old I am. But that’s not all of me. I am a Christian! No one has ever asked me for my “I’m a Christian Card”, and in thinking about it, I’m actually relieved because I have not been issued one.
So what does identify you and me as Christians? We are not identified by the Bibles we own, the books we read, or the “Christian” clothes we wear. We are identified as Christ’s when we live as He lived! Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me” Gal 2:20 KJV.
- Can we say that we live every moment surrendered to Christ?
- With every breath, do we live to glorify Him?
- Is it no longer we who live, but Christ alone?
- Are we living not by our will, but by His?
- Is it no longer about the things we love, but those whom He loves?
If you’re not sure of the answer to these questions, I suggest asking your spouse, your children, or a coworker. Why? Because as they look at us, they can see our true identity as we live it out. So what do they see in you and me? May it be Christ always!