Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Who do you say I am?

When our pastor started to preach on Sunday morning he said that there was one verse that he had bouncing around in his head that he was going to speak on that morning. Before he told us which verse was speaking to him, he read an entire passage of scripture that put the verse into context.

As he started to read the passage there was one verse that jumped out at me. It was not the verse that he focused on that morning, but I wrote it down and underlined it in my Bible. I have been thinking about it since Sunday morning. The verse is found in Mark 8. In verse 29 Jesus is speaking with his disciples when he asks, "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Peter answered, "You are the Christ."

It isn't even the entire verse that has been stuck in my head. It is one simple question. "Who do you say I am?"

I know the end of the story. I know that Jesus is my Savior. So why is this one verse making me think so hard about my faith?

I am picturing in my head Jesus looking my into the eyes and saying to me, "Amy, Who do you say I am?" I respond back to Him, "You are my Savior, You are my healer, my protector, my guide, my friend." But, in my head I hear Jesus responding back to me, "Amy, do you truly believe that I am all of those things? Do you really trust me with your life?"

I know what I say. . .but how do I live my life? Do I really believe what I say?

I look at my life and my actions. I look at some of the decisions that I have made. And I think to myself the statement, "Actions speak louder than words." Do the actions of my life reflect what I truly believe.

I am joining Emily over at Chatting at the Sky today for Tuesdays Unwrapped.

What am I unwrapping today? I am unwrapping the gift of a Savior. I believe in a God that loves me even when I am still a sinner. I believe in a God that loves me through my doubts. I believe in a God that loves me on every part of this journey of life that I am on and is right beside me every step of the way.

And I pose this question to you today, "Who do you say that He is?"


tracie said...

THIS is beautiful! thank you for this gentle reminder that actions DO speak louder than words.

and to answer your question ... i DO say that He is the Christ!


These Are The Days said...

Great post. This hits home with me big time. Life is hard, we so need Him to rescue us. Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to reading your blog!