Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 15 - Who Are We?

One of the things that has brought the most joy is understanding who God says I am and how God sees me. I read about it first in Dr. Neil Anderson’s book, Victory Over the Darkness. In it he says, “The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity.” He goes over a list of statements with scriptures that show who God says we are.

Instead of believing we are randomly placed on earth or somehow evolved and are left here to figure out life, these verses show we were created by a loving God who has a plan and purpose for our lives. We don’t need to feel insecure when we know who we are in Christ. If you are a follower of Christ:

You are God’s child.       John 1:12
As a disciple, you are a friend of Jesus.       John 15:15
You have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.    Ephesians 1:3-8
You are free from condemnation.       Romans 8:1-2
You are a citizen of heaven.      Philippians 3:20
         You are God’s workmanship.  Ephesians 2:10
         You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength.    Philippians 4:13
         You are important.          1 Peter 2:9
You are forgiven.           Psalm 103:12
You are a new creation.  2 Corinthians 5:17
You are protected.                   Psalm 121:3
You are unique.              Psalm 139:13
You are created for a purpose.    Jeremiah 29:11

         Do you see yourself as the child of the almighty God? He created you uniquely special, to fulfill His plan for your time on earth. He loves you enough to send His son to die on a cross for you. He gave you His Holy Spirit to help guide you everyday. He is always with you and will never leave you. He wants you to talk to Him and desires a personal relationship with you.

In the greatest act of kindness, He has forgiven us of our sins. He has wiped our past away and promises a hope and a good future for us. He accepts us just the way we are and loves us more than we can imagine. He speaks to us directly through His Word and the Holy Spirit. He promises us heaven after we die. He cares about the details of our lives and we can tell Him anything and He listens to us and hears our prayers.

Knowing that God loves me and has a plan for my life gives me the most joy!
I hope it gives you joy as well!

(This is part of a 31 day writing challenge, to write on the same topic everyday in October. This series is Joy in the Journey. To read others in this series, click here.)



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