In the first chapter of the gospel of John, John the Baptist was asked by the Jewish priests, ‘Who are you?’ They wanted to know if he was the One, the Messiah. No, he wasn’t. They asked, “are you Elijah…. are you the prophet?” No.
“Who are you?” They pressed, probably in distress by this point.
John the Baptist’s answer fills me with awe.
With out doubt, and full confidence, he declares, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord.'”
How marvelous it must have been for John to be utterly certain of his place in this world. He knew and fulfilled God’s plan for him and was not shy about sharing it with others.
I ache for even half of the confidence and certainty John had. I’m still figuring out who God made me and what are the good works He prepared for me to walk in (Eph. 2:10).
I’m still in the process of shedding the baggage of a warped and sinful life to expose the life of Christ that I know is in there somewhere!
I invite you to join me on this journey of growth, and I hope you may be encouraged by God’s truth.
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I’m a piano-playing pastor’s wife and a trying-to-make-it-to-bedtime mom of five kids. I have a Bachelor’s of English Humanities and taught High School English before starting our family. In my few extra moments I enjoy reading, writing, and running.