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Who Am I?

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“I am a Kingdom Man. I am created by God to bear His image. I am a son and viceroy for my Father’s work. I am a warrior, king, teacher and lover.” TJC Creed, 1st Stanza

Who Am I?

That is a fundamental question that humans have grappled with throughout history. Correctly answering that question is an ongoing journey of discovery that can lead to greater understanding, resilience, authenticity, and fulfillment in life. 

Military creeds, such as the Ranger Creed, encapsulate the commitment, professionalism, and warrior ethos that define those that have earned the Ranger tab. 

Christian creeds, such as the Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed, outline fundamental beliefs about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, and the Church. These are formal statements of faith that have been developed and affirmed by the Christian community over centuries.

The TJC Creed is a personal affirmation that aligns our identity, purpose, and values with an understanding of God and our role in the world:

1. Created by God to bear His image: Our relationships with others and the world begins with our relationship with God. That humans are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) emphasizes the inherent dignity and value of each person as a reflection of God's character.

2. A son and viceroy for my Father's work: A viceroy acts as the king’s representative, responsible for overseeing governance, maintaining order, administering justice, and representing their interests. Like a viceroy, and as a fellow heir, our authority to act derives from the authority and victory that Christ has already won.

3. A warrior, king, teacher, and lover: These roles are like lens in which we understand and interact with the world around us:

  • Warrior: Christians are called to engage in spiritual warfare against evil (Ephesians 6:10-18).

  • King: Believers are called to participate in the Kingdom of God, where Jesus is the King (Matthew 6:33).

  • Teacher: Christians are called to share the teachings of Jesus and build disciple makers (Matthew 28:19-20).

  • Lover: We are commanded to love God and love others. We never take this lens off. (Matthew 22:37-39).

When my wife’s friends read TJC’s creed, they have all remarked that they want a man like that. As we examine TJC’s creed this week, be thinking each day ”Is that the man I want to be?” and “Am I instilling that example in others?”

Daily Battle Order: 

Stanza 1 reminds us that God created us in His image. Think about it… God created you in His image. Do you carry yourself in a way that reflects God’s image, representing His nature and authority in all that you touch?

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