Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12. This is one of seven “I AM” statements of Jesus in the gospel of John. But do you know your “I am” statements from the Bible? There are many. For example, here is one that is directly connected to the one above; “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14 – 16. So, which one is the light, Jesus or you? The answer is both; but only if His light is shining in you, with you, through you, as you, before the Father and the watching world around you.
There is much written about your new life and identity in Christ, which focuses upon your new thoughts, your new choices, and your new behavior, in Him. But your identity is not something that you learn about, but rather something you receive by knowing the person you trust the most. In that way, you really can’t work on your identity, you can only know the person you received it from more and more. In that relationship you simply become more and more of who you truly are. This is not something you work at; this is someone that you listen to and believe more and more. You will not even know what you are becoming because you will be so focused upon the One who is giving you your new identity.
Since your identity is seen in Christ’s, knowing Him is the key to understanding yours. He is the mirror to look at to see whose you are and are becoming like. His voice is the one to listen to during the day for a clear understanding of what He wants to do in you, with you, through you, as you, before the Father and the watching world around you today. These daily articles will focus upon Jesus Christ so that you can know Him more and more. In knowing Him more, you will receive from Him your true identity. Everything else will follow, including people who also want to know Christ as you do. Hallelujah!
Today memorize these three sentences; “Jesus is the light of the world. I am following Him and have the light of His life. Now I am the light of the world as His light shines from within me.” Say this ten times, then cover it up and say it by memory ten times. Then pray it throughout the day.