Daily Devotion


Fresh Start: Accepted

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Daily Devotion, Fresh Start | 0 comments

Who are you? What gives you identity? What’s your brand?

In his song, Identity, Christian rapper Lecrae raps this chorus, “I’m not the shoes I wear. I’m not the clothes I buy. I’m not the house I live in. I’m not the cars I drive, no. I’m not the job I work. You can’t define my worth by nothing on God’s green earth. My identity is found in Christ, is found in Christ.” Lecrae has not been free from controversy, but he got this right. You can’t deny the biblical truth found in this song. Believers have an identity grounded in a relationship with Jesus. He is the One who makes us a child of God. 

John 1:9-13
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

The world tries to sell us a lie. “Come on,” the voices say, “You know you feel a heightened sense of self-worth when you slide onto the leather seats and behind the wheel of this fantastic driving machine.” Even believers say, “Why, yes, yes, I do.” The world says your identity is found in relationships, a job, a hobby, or even the sports team you are fanatical about.

But believers know that our identity cannot be found in anything the world offers. Our identity is in Christ alone. Because of Christ, I have been accepted as a child of the living God.

My identity is in Christ. Nothing can change that. It never goes out of style. It never rusts or decays. It never gets old or breaks down. I am a child of God and will forever be!

Father, please don’t let me believe the lie of the world that possessions, position, and appearance are the things that provide a sense of worth. Don’t let my identity be found in my service or my calling. Remind me often that I am your child…and will be your child forever. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


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