Who do you say I am?
None of us know what our destiny exactly is. However, if you were told that you can destine your destiny on your own, what would your reaction be? The simplest of answers to this - your declaration and confession about Christ determines your destiny.
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” Luke 9:18.
This is the same question we have in front of us today. It is just as relevant to us today as it was back then in the times of Jesus on earth. Jesus asked this question in the gentile territory where big temples and monuments were present. People had diverse opinions about him. People were waiting for the Messiah not knowing that Jesus was the Messiah – Only Peter declared that Jesus is the Messiah.
We are an opinionated generation with our own interpretations and understanding of who Jesus is to us and who He is to others. The choice is left to us to believe who Jesus declared He was
Jesus wanted His disciples to know who He was. He does not require blind followers.
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:15.
You can declare Jesus is the living God within yourself. But will you be able to declare about Jesus in front of your friends, colleagues, compatriots, etc. or will you be neutral in front of your neighbors?
It is a good reminder to us in Matthew 14: 30 that God is not in acceptance of a neutral attitude but for your true confession about Him in your life. Be encouraged to declare about Jesus wherever and whenever you get the opportunity with conviction and faith.
Just as the disciples confessed that Jesus is truly the son of God, decide to confess Jesus.
When you don’t confess Jesus, you are rejecting Him. When He says He is with you, he means it because all the promises of God are yes and amen!
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so, through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20.
I am the bread of life
I am the light of the world
I am the good shepherd
I am the resurrection
I am the way the truth and the life
I am the true vine
But to you - “who is Jesus to you?”