Monday, May 26, 2014

Who Are You? Guest Blog by DiAnn Mills

Who are You?
Yesterday morning while reading John 1:19-28, I studied the passage where John was baptizing in the Jordan River. Priests and Levites approached him with their own agenda, mostly about who he was. Each time a question was posed and John replied, their tone seemed to take on more arrogance and sarcasm.
In verse 22, when John is asked a second time, “Who are you?” 
 I saw:  “Just who are you anyway?”
Then and now, we are often ridiculed and mocked about our faith. Those times are not fun. Whether the one asking the question is family, friend, neighbor, co-worker, or stranger, we seek to respond in a way that glorifies our Lord.
I decided to form my own answers to questions about my faith:
  • I am a child of God.
  • I’m saved by the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • I’m a follower of Jesus Christ, and that makes me a Christian.
  • I’ll one day live in Heaven.
Do you want to know how to have eternal life?
I don’t know how God made the world, but I know He did.    
God is love.
Our God is a jealous God. He craves our devotion.
While writing Firewall, I was instinctively aware of who my heroine was: a woman accused of a terrible tragedy and determined to prove her innocence. Many people wanted answers to who she really was. When she discovered Jesus, her response took on truth and purpose.
  • Do you know who you are?
  • Do others question you about your faith?
Today may be the day to define who you are and what you believe.
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DiAnn is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She currently has more than fifty-five books in print.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and EPCA bestsellers lists; won two Christy Awards; and have been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers' Choice and Carol award contests. DiAnn is a founding beard member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2014 president of the Romane Writrs of America's Faith, Hope, and Love chapter; and a member of Inspirational Writres Alive, Advanced Writer and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn is alo a craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkinns Christian Writers Guild.
She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
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  1. I like this post, too! Great job! So who am I? Along with what you posted, I strive to be like Jesus, forgiving others, and trying to walk on the journey meant just for me. But it IS tough. I don't get questioned about my faith much, because I think people realize I'll tell them the truth. LOL! But I write about it, too. I have quite a few books out myself, and hope to change one life through those books.

    Thanks for the post. It made me think, too. :)

    1. Walking on the journey meant just for me...that's hard enough, isn't it. DiAnn is a super person and she loves to encourage those of us who are a step behind her on their journey,