I am who I am; I am a Christian!

My parents. Is this why I like photography and to goof around?

What does it take for me to be live up to being who I am?
Not a thing; I am who I am by birth.
I am part Swanson, Hook, Goodwin, Wise, Butler, Coon and a myriad of other names all smelted together in what you see in me.
When I speak or walk, I do not have to think about speaking or walking in the ancestral heritage that compiles me.
It is natural.
I was born with certain abilities that my ancestors have honed and passed down to me.
I remember my great-grandfather Hook often fussing at me when I had my BB gun.
He would say, “Tim, don’t shoot the little birds!”
On his headstone it is written that he is a lover of nature; as am I and I don’t shoot birds, deer, or anything else, unless it’s a pest.
I am the product of the years, decades, centuries, and millennia of my kin-folk passing their genes down to me.
But I wasn’t born a Christian; I was born-again to be a Christian and, even then, it is tough to be what I am naturally not!
Many of my ancestors were alcoholics and adulterers; and I really don’t want to know anymore than that.
I was born a sinner, the son of a sinners, who were the children of a sinners and on and on.
Nevertheless, yesterday I wore a Christian shirt and wrote my Morning Thought about testimony.
I never had to think about what I was wearing and Who I was representing.
I represent Him all the time.
I didn’t have to think about not cussing; I didn’t have to think about not lusting; I didn’t have to fight alcohol.
I am a Christian and that’s the heritage my Lord and Savior has put inside of me.
I found this verse that I feel speaks to how I feel about my Lord and Savior.
It is a verse of testimony!
What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD now in the presence of all His people. Ps 116:12-14

One thought on “I am who I am; I am a Christian!

  1. ??? know me by my works of faith ??? who has eyes to see, or ears to hear??? There will always be those blind & deaf, and of course they have an opion of you. Whats worse is hard nosed babes in Christ who refess to grow. Yes love them…but don’t catter to or be held back because of them. God wants His children to grow! “…in the presence of all His people.” Or have I misunderstood?


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