Friday, October 6, 2017

Who Am I?

Who Am I?
Psalm 139:17 
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!

Our identity in Christ is “precious” according to Psalm 139:17 and His thoughts towards us are immeasurable, “. . . they are more in number than the sand” (Psalm 139:18). Oh, how marvelous are Your works for we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). There are many truths about who we have become through faith in God’s Son. How powerful a picture to review when our hearts are discouraged and in need of His grace.

I am a child of God (John 1:12) and a friend to Jesus, no longer a servant to sin (John 15:15). The old man has been crucified with Christ that sin in this body might be destroyed (Romans 6:6). I have been justified and redeemed by His wonderful grace, a gift through Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 3:24). I will not be condemned by God because there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). I have been accepted (Romans 15:7), adopted by Christ (Romans 8:14-17) and sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13).

I have been made complete in Christ and my life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 2:10; 3:3). He supplies all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19) and the peace of God guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). Ultimately, I am and forever will be, a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20). These are only a few illustrations of who God says that I am! Only the life-giving blood of Christ can set you free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). In John 19:35, John writes that what he has seen and heard of Christ is true so that we might believe in the Word that came to dwell among us (John 1:14).

Lord, thank You for who I am.

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