Friday, May 27, 2016

What are Your Credentials?

My sweet BFF, Sheila Michie, is shout-from-the-mountain proud of her son AND his new credentials, M.D. (Doctor of Medicine). He earned that title and suffix after his name, following many years of hard work, intense training, preparation, and much effort! Joseph worked hard for the right to place them next to his name. and along with those credentials comes respect, plus enormous responsibility to medical ethics. Joseph's new title and credentials will forever be a part of his life story, but they don't define him. He is also a husband, a daddy, friend, son, nephew, etc.

While I don't have a suffix that could be added to the end of my name, I DO have credentials, and if you are a child of God and earnestly follow do you. Here are mine, and yours, too!

Donna Wuerch, COG -- Child of God
“All of you are God’s children because of your faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26

Donna Wuerch, NC – New Creation
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” II Corinthians 5:17

Donna Wuerch, DW -- Doer of the Word
"I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions." James 1:22,25

Donna Wuerch, AC -- Ambassador for Christ
"I am an ambassador for Christ." 2 Corinthians 5:20

Donna Wuerch, LW -- Light of the World
"I am the light of the world." Matthew 5:14

Donna Wuerch, MC -- More than a Conqueror
"I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me." Romans 8:37

Donna Wuerch, FD – Forgiven Daughter
“For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28

Wuerch, FWM -- Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14

Donna Wuerch, WDF – Worth Dying For
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Donna Wuerch, FB -- Fruit Bearer
"I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in Him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5

How can you obtain those credientials, too? We don't have to take a test or do anything special to deserve such distinctions. Our God-given credentials do not belong to us because of who we are, but rather because of to Whom we belong. And, like the responsibility that Dr. Joseph Michie carries with his new title, we have a tremendous responsibility as representatives of Jesus Christ. We exemplify Him in our attitudes, our character, and in our love for others.

Maybe we should have business cards made with our God-given credentials on them!