Daily Delight

Friday, November 18, 2016

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,"
(Mark 8:27-29).

There are two ways to answer the question, "Who do you say I am?"

From the head or from the heart. Our head will give facts and statistics but our heart gives personal encounters as examples. The longer I live, the more trials I walk through and victories I experience, I add to the definition of who He is to me. When I’m asked who Jesus is, I get to pull answers from the bottomless well of personal encounters I have had with Him. I get to boast about how He came through for me when no one else did. I get to share how He saved me from a life that would have killed me. I get to paint a picture of a Father who accepted me into His family, even though I was rebellious. I get to smile and reflect on the gifts He has given me, while I am so undeserving.

God is examining each of our hearts and is asking, “Who do you say that I am?” He doesn’t want to know what others say, He wants to know what you have to say.

I believe the answers become tangible:

When you have been through a trial and you know you weren't left abandoned and alone
When your brokenness become a story of overcoming
When your victories are a direct reflection of God's goodness
When your freedom points to the cross
When your ashes are turned into something beautiful
When your wandering became solid steps on the path of life
When your no turned into a yes
When your surrender caused a ripple effect

This needs to be a question we ask ourselves frequently, "Who do I say Jesus is?” This helps reorient our hearts around the truth of who Jesus really is. What has Jesus done for you, gotten you through, provided for you, turned around for you? I am so thankful that He is a Savior who will never regret going to the cross for us.

{words:@raemam ; photo:@victorialemosphotography}

About the Author

Raema Mauriello≫ ≫Raema served as a Journalist and Search and Rescue Swimmer for four years in the Navy, this is also where she met and married her husband and they currently live in Dallas, Texas with their 4 children. She is on the staff at her local church (Shoreline Dallas) as a project manager and pastor, she is the Director of Communications for a non profit (Treasured Vessels Foundation) and is the author of two published books. She has a heart for women and uses the victories and losses throughout her life to inspire those around her to follow Christ. // Website:www.raemam.com // Instagram: @raemam // Facebook: raema.mauriello


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