8.14.2012

identity crisis?

Are you a believer in Jesus but struggling to remember who you are and to Whom you belong? Or perhaps a Christian who needs this reminder? This is for you:

1. I am part of the True Vine, a channel of Christ’s life. (John 15:1, 5)

2. I am Christ’s friend. (John 15:15)

3. I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit.
(John 15:16)

4. I have been justified—completely forgiven and made righteous. (Romans 5:1)

5. I am free forever from condemnation. (Romans 8:1)

6. I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

7. I have been given the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)

8. I have been bought with a price. I am not my own, I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

9. I am free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

10. I am accepted in Christ. (Ephesians 1:6)

11. I was chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him. (Ephesians 1:4)

12. I have been raised up and seated with Christ in Heaven. (Ephesians 2:6)

13. I may approach God with boldness, freedom and confidence. (Ephesians 3:12)

14. I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule and transferred to the kingdom of Christ. (Colossians 1:13)

15. I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt against me has been canceled. (Colossians 1:14)

16. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)

17. I have been made complete in Christ. (Colossians 2:10)

18. I have been buried, raised and made alive with Christ. (Colossians 2:12-13)

19. Because I am sanctified and am one with the Sanctifier, He is not ashamed to call me brother. (Hebrews 2:11)

20. I am a son of light and not of darkness. (1 Thessalonians 5:5)

21. I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. (Hebrews 3:1)

22. I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns.
(1 John 3:1, 2)

23. I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him.
(1 Corinthians 6:17)

24. I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

25. I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation.
(2 Corinthians 5:18, 19)

26. I am a saint. (Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2)

27. I am God’s workmanship, His handiwork, born anew in Christ to do His work. (Ephesians 2:10)

28. I am righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:24)

29. I am hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)

30. I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

31. I am an heir of God. (Galatians 4:7) 

These statements are true of every person who trusts Jesus as Lord and Savior. They are true for His Church, the body of Christ as a whole. And it is only by His grace in His perfect life, death and resurrection that they can be true for anyone. 

Do you believe? Turn to God and trust Him. In everything.


(In the interest of attribution, a friend once "borrowed" this for an article and was not certain to whom it should be credited. Should a "creator of the list" be found, we will gladly update.)

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