“To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:” 1 Corinthians 1:2

We are forever sanctified in Christ. Set apart for holiness. We are set apart for what we are meant to be from the start. Called to live the life He won for us. The life we were raised up with Christ to live. We are what He in His love has predestined us to be. In the following verse Paul addresses God as our Father and Jesus as our Lord. “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ” 1 Corinthians 1:3. Be found in this identity today. In everything you encounter walk as a child of your Father.

Do you know Him? Do you know Him as the Father? If you do, you will know that today you lack nothing. Even If you seem to miss a lot. Fear has been overcome by perfect love and even if you pass through the valley of death, through the deep despair of the soul, you don’t need to fear – for He is with you! To know who He is for you and what He’s like, embeds you in the safest realm ever to exist in. To know that He’s your Father and you’re His child. Because of the blood of Jesus, because of Him you have been brought in to the family of God. He has forever promised himself to you by the covenant of His blood. You are in the safest place. You are in His perfect rest.

Since Adam we have been programmed to live by what we feel, what our emotions tells us. To constantly strive and earn satisfaction from the reward of our own achievements. We seek the approval of others for we haven’t yet learned that we are known and loved beyond any achievements. If life treats us well and we win the favor of men for our looks or results we feel like we’ve succeeded. If we fail and life doesn’t put us on the pedestal where all can admire us we hide away and wish our life would be different. I’ve experienced this in my own life to many times. I’ve walked in these shadows for far to long.

You have been put on this earth for a time as this. The world is being robbed from the treasure of you being you, if you don’t stop trying to be somebody else. The Father designed and made you before the creation of time.  He planned you and loved you before you took form. You are a part of His original plan. Not something that just appeared along the way. Do not consider or view this in a earthly manner. God is God! He is not restrained by the laws of time. He predestined you before the creation of the world. You being you is His gift to mankind during your time on earth. This is why it is so crucial for you to know your true identity. For in Him you were made. To the likeness of Him you were made. You are detailed, rich, beautiful, gifted and unique, there are so many levels and colors of you. God didn’t create robots he made humans and the model was Himself. We are full of passion, will and desires like Him. When we die to our old self we don’t die from our personalities. We die from the destructive nature of Adam in us that is in opposition to the will of God. We die from self-centeredness and are raised up into love. I say this because it is only from revealed identity and purpose that we can know our true selfs. And your true self is your greatest contribution to this planet in your time of history. This holds a treasure, for here is Christ revealed through you. Col 1:27

Johan for Noise Village