Week 3, Day 2: Identity

         Read and meditate upon how these verses relate to drawing identity from Jesus.

  •  Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.
  • But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.
  • Then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”
  • He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”
  • After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. Matthew 26:69-75 (NIV)

 Prayer of Confession: Lord, I have failed to exhibit my identity with you when I…  I humbly ask for your forgiveness and for the strength to stand up for Your name’s sake from now on.

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©2012 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

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~ by sanewriter on January 17, 2012.

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