If You Know Who You Truly are, Your will Shine — A Quote by Leif Hetland in “Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes”

“Our culture worships at the Pantheon of Marketable Images—from Hollywood to Madison Avenue, from MTV to ESPN, from billboards on the highway to magazines at the grocery store. That is where we get our images of what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman, what it means to be a teenager. If we align ourselves with those images, everything else will be out of alignment. It’s nothing less than identity theft on a grand scale.”

“So where do we go to get our identities back…? We begin ‘in the beginning’ with God, which is where David began… ‘What is man that You take thought of him,’ David asked, ‘and the son of man that You care for him… Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! (Psalm 8:5-9 NASB).”

“You and I are made not a little higher than animals. Not a little lower than angels. We are made a little lower than God. Can you believe it? Do you believe it? If you and I are clear about our identity, we will also take it with us to every meal with our family, every meeting with our co-workers, every moment of every day, down to our quiet time. That identity will affect everything.”

“Look at the second half of that verse. God crowns us. We are royalty, you and I. What does God crown us with? Glory and majesty! Whose glory and whose majesty? His! He shares not just His work but His glory, not just His authority but His majesty. Can you believe it? God has chosen you and me to be partakers of the very characteristics He has displayed in creation.”

— Leif Hetland, “Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes”, Kindle locations 1065-1091

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