Greetings, I hope I get you all well from across the globe. Often I stop to reflect on what it really means to be a believer? I ask myself what many would call too basic questions for someone who has been in the faith for some time. Questions like “Why do we worship God?” or “What is the love of God?”
However today I would like to draw your attention to another basic question, “Who am I?” By this I’m not referring to my name, or the family I’m from, but rather who am I, as really me. I grew up defining myself by my family name, this made me feel very poor as I come from a family that is not financially prosperous. Then I started to identify myself as a physical being and it made me want to beef up my physical looks. But then one day I read in the bible a statement that blew my mind. In the book of John, Jesus said that “which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:6King James Version (KJV). This began to raise questions in me. Is man physical or he is spirit?
Man is what I call a “trichotomous” being. He is a spirit, has soul and lives in a body. The physical body then houses the real me, a spirit. If I am a spirit and God is a spirit it then means that I am made of the same material, the substance that God is made of. In Genesis the bible speaks of “and God breathed into the nostrils of man, the breath of life” Another time we will talk about that in depth. But for now, I want you to see that the very breath of God is who you really are. It means you are unique, you are not just an ordinary being, and you are made of the God material. That can be a great point to start defining who you are. It means you are as precious as your source. We will continue next week on this subject of who am I, but today want to challenge you to live with a total awareness that you are special, a rare breed and God values you. You are dear to him. God bless…
Tendai Mwoyosvi has been serving God for over fifteen years and has ministered in several African countries across denominational boundaries. He studied with Global University and is currently based in Namibia serving in The Good News Church. He is married to Modestar and blessed with one son.