Give Me That Mountain

God Wants to Cover Us with His Identity

Understanding Identity. Day one...

“You're walking like the dead lice are falling off you!” When I was a boy, this was Dad's way of telling me to pick up the pace. I suppose I was moving pretty slowly if I didn't have enough motion to even keep lice alive.

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Sticks and Stones vs. Words

Understanding Identity. Day two...

“Remember the old adage, ‘Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.’ True courage consists in doing what is right, despite the jeers and sneers of our companions.”

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God’s Words Have Life

Understanding Identity. Day three...

Let's say an unmarked car pulls up behind me at a stoplight in my hometown. Suddenly, the music on my radio is drowned out by a voice over a loud speaker saying, “Please step out of the vehicle and place your hands on the roof!” Do I respond or do I ignore?

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Who Defines Us?

Understanding Identity. Day four...

When Sherrel and I were first married, I threw on an old wrinkled t‐shirt and headed out to take one of our cars to the car wash. Before I could reach the door Sherrel approached me with her eye on my wrinkled t‐shirt, “Honey, we do NOT leave this house un‐pressed!”

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What Is Controlling Us?

Understanding identity. Day five...

I was walking with some folks a few weeks ago when one person said, “My knees are telling me that it's going to rain.”

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We No Longer Have to Identify with Our Human Nature

Understanding identity. Day six...

In the early 19th century, the city of Vienna in Austria had two maternity clinics where indigent expectant mothers could get free child delivery and care in exchange for being subjects for the training of doctors and midwives.

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Only Jesus Can Remove the Guilt from Our Identity

Understanding Identity. Day seven...

“I'm just a poor old sinner saved by grace!” Do we really want to say that? Do we really want to hang on to that identity?

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Our Identity in Christ Doesn’t Happen Automatically

Understanding Identity. Day eight...

In the early seventies, I lived for a while on Halstead Street in Chicago, just north of the Cabrini‐Green housing project. If you're not familiar with the name, it was the poster child of all that was wrong with public housing in the United States. Home to as many as 15,000 people, it was one gigantic crime scene for many years.

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Feed the New, Starve the Old

Understanding Identity. Day nine...

“Feed a cold. Starve a fever,” is a familiar home remedy, and one that's easy to follow. If you have a cold, eat—even when you don't feel like it. If you have a fever, don't eat—even when you do feel like it. We have all kinds of proverbs to help us keep a simple focus on what we are trying to deal with.

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To Move into God’s Identity Requires Us to Have Vision

Understanding Identity. Day ten...

I need a picture of what I'm putting together. Whether it's a big project or a small one, I need a picture. If there are no illustrations or photos, then I read the instructions and develop a picture in my mind.

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When Jesus’ Words Meet with Our Obedience

Understanding Identity. Day eleven...

My dad was a farmer and had a whole lot more equipment than I did when I was getting started with my own family. So whenever I needed to repair something, I just made a trip out to the farm.

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The Spirit of a Man Is What’s Born Again

Understanding Identity. Day twelve...

Some time ago, I was visiting with clients about two young boys previously living on the streets in Kansas City, whom they'd taken into their home to live as a part of the family. Just hearing that much of the story made me realize this was an incredible act of love. The two brothers had a new identity—from kids on the street with nothing and no one to look after them, to kids in a home with everything and caring people to look after them.

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