Monday, March 28, 2011


Who am I? No, don't worry. I am not having multiple personality disorders. This is a question that I have found myself asking the last few years. Who am I? The obvious answers are a husband, father, teacher, etc. I know this because of what I do everyday. I am a husband to my wife, and I try to be the best husband I can. I fail a lot, but my wife is gracious enough to forgive me. I am a father to my kids. I know because I had a small part in creating them, I play with them, and do my best to raise them in a Godly fashion. I am a teacher. I know this because I go to a school everyday and instruct students on specific topics. We have a self identity based on what we observe ourselves doing everyday. But, aside from who I am in this world, who am I to God? How does He see me? That is a whole new question with so many more implications than the former questions. How do I know that I am doing the best that I can to serve Him. I feel that it is important that we examine who we are, not only to those around us, but to God on a regular basis. Are we being faithful? Are we following His commands that He left for us in the scriptures? Paul taught about this "self-examination" when he gave instruction of how to do the Lord's Supper in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. In verse 27 - 32 he says "Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world." We are to examine ourselves to make sure that we are right with the Lord. In this instance, the scripture says that we should not even participate in communion unless we are in good standing with the Lord. Partaking with some sin or problem with another that has not been dealt with is dangerous. It is like spitting in the face of God. We should not be afraid of dealing with our faults. The Lord disciplines us, because He loves us and does not want us to spend an eternity in hell. Constant reflection on who we are, and what we are doing helps us to keep our minds on Him. It also helps to identify the problems that we have and makes it evident so that we can make things right. Who am I? I am a sinner, that has been born again. Do I have my faults, yes. Do I sin everyday, yes. Do I deserve hell, of course. However, I am forgiven. I am a child of the King. And I try my best everyday to please the One who saved me. I know who I am. Who are you?

Thanks and God Bless you all this week.


  1. Boyd, that was right on time. The last few lines there I was getting pumped up. I love it man, very inspirational. Thanks!!!

  2. Praise the Lord. This hit me hard last week at communion at church.