What 3 words define you
Allow me to share a daily devotion from July 17, 2016, in "Secret Place" that has a special message.
Jean Bonin said during worship her pastor asked, "If you only had three words to define yourself, what three words would you use? Think about it. Would you use words like husband/wife/father/mother/brother/sister? Would you use words that describe what you do, such as your job, hobbies, or volunteer work? How about words to describe your personality or character - honest, helpful, considerate, good-natured, witty, etc. The three word combinations that any of us put together are endless and often changeable.
The words her pastor concluded his sermon with were, "Child of God"! Wow! As Bonin expressed, "These words are solid and unchangeable."
After reading this devotion, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace, hope, joy, and love. (Kind of ironic those are the focus of the four weeks of Advent.) When I first thought of words to describe myself, most were followed by questions like: is that really me?, can't I do better?, I used to be that, etc. But when I read the pastor's three words, "Child of God", I felt secure and at peace with that. No matter where we are in our life or what we think about our self, God loves us and we are each a CHILD OF GOD!
May that peace be with you, Pastor Jimmy