When You Say, "I Am," Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Have you ever stopped to consider that every time you say, "I am tired or sick or furious or disgusted or worried or lonely or unhappy or a failure" you are identifying yourself wrongly? You would also be breaking the third of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain." Deut. 5:11;

Man, according to the first chapter of Genesis in the Bible, was created in the image and likeness of God; therefore man reflects God. A reflection can only manifest what its original is or does. When we assert unhappy qualities, we are actually saying we believe God is in a sorry state. Can we conceive of God as being unhappy, sick, worried? If so, then our own concept of God needs radical changing!

In today's world we are constantly being asked to identify ourselves—by personal signature, credit card, driver's license, fingerprint, and so on. But the most important identification is how closely we identify ourselves as the spiritual image and likeness of God, the one I am.

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I'm up to More than Warts!
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