Hidden Identity


Colossians 3-4, Job 25-28

Colossians 3:3 – For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

Father in heaven, I live like a stranger here on earth. This is not where I belong.  But sometimes I forget that; I forget who I am.  I forget that as I live my life.  I get so caught up in living life here and making a home here.  It feels and seems often so permanent to me.  I forget that it is but a campground and soon I’ll be going home. I forget that when I live my life.  I let words come out of my mouth that don’t belong on the lips of one of your children. I behave in ways that are not fitting not fitting for an heir of heaven.  I wonder, “If people know me, do know that I belong to you? That I follow you?”  Or do they see me as just another inhabitant and citizen of this planet.  Lord God, by your grace who I am – who I really am – is hidden.  I have been bought by you and I belong to you and your kingdom. One day, I will be coming home to live with you.  I am forgiven and clean.  As I live for you today help me make this hidden truth known as I speak, live, act and do.  I am truly yours. Heaven is truly my home.  Help me to live as an heir of heaven.  Amen.