We hear so much these days of identity theft. My husband and I have been victims ourselves. A few Christmases ago someone went shopping with my husband’s debit card number and spent over $300 of our hard earned money! It was frustrating, maddening and scarey all that the same time! The Lord worked it all out and we got our money back, but of course the thief was never caught. The police told us that these identity thieves are very clever and could have made a fake debit card with my husband’s number on it!
Although identity theft can be scarey and frustrating. It is even more frightening when the enemy tries to steal our identity in Christ! But for those of us who are in Christ, we are safely hidden away in Christ and protected from the destruction of the enemy. Psalm 27:5 says, “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” And Psalm 145:20 says, “The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.”
Not only does the Lord protect us physically he protects our very soul! We are FOUND in him and he will never let us go! Collosians 3:1-4 says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory!“ I love those words. First, our identity is tied up in Christ through his death and ressurection! He sees us through the blood that he shed on the Cross! Because of that, CHRIST IS OUR LIFE! And finally, because we are IN CHRIST, we will appear with him in heaven. We are safe from whatever the enemy may try to throw at us. This is so encouraging to me. Sometimes I become afraid of the worst happening, you know what I am talking about here. I think all of us let our minds wander and allow the enemy to fill us with fear of the unknown. This is one of the enemy’s ways of trying to steal our identity in Christ. But he can NEVER steal our idenity, because we are intermingled with Christ! What an awesome reality! Let that soak into your soul! Let that encourage you today and in the days to come, whatever they may bring. Thanks for reading.