Begin your time with prayer. Ask God to help you understand His Word and apply it to your life.
Gratitude: What are 3 things you are thankful for?
Who or what are you praying for today?
Last night we talked about “Real Identity” and the things we allow to define our lives. While many people and things will try to define us, our real identity can only be defined and understood through the One who made us. As you experience a love relationship with Christ, you can begin to understand your identity in Him more fully. You can know the basis for who you really are as described in Scripture. You can know:
- Psalm 139:1 – I am personally known by God.
- Psalm 139:13-14 – I am fearfully, wonderfully, and personally made by God.
- Psalm 139:16 – I am the object of God’s planning and will.
- Zephaniah 3:17 – I am the delight of God.
- Romans 5:1 – I am made right with God and at peace with him.
- Romans 5:8 – I am so incredibly loved that, even while I was a sinner, Christ died in my place.
- Romans 6:6 – I am set free from the power of sin.
- Romans 8:1 – I am forgiven, and not condemned!
- Romans 8:15 – I am personally loved and adopted as God’s dear child.
- Romans 8:38-39 – I am absolutely secure in God’s love through Christ. Nothing can separate me from God’s never-ending love.
- Romans 12:4-5 – I am an invaluable part of the Body of Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 12:18 – I am uniquely made and gifted with purpose.
- 2 Corinthians 5:20 – I am an Ambassador of Christ.
- Ephesians 1:3 – I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
- Ephesians 1:11 – I am an heir of God according to his will.
- Ephesians 2:10 – I am God’s masterpiece, equipped to make a difference in his kingdom.
- Titus 3:7 – I am eternally alive in him.
Who you are does not depend on what you do. Identity does not depend on titles, or positions, or social status. It depends on the wonderful fact that you are a child of God. You are God’s masterpiece, and you are valued and treasured simply for who you are. Slowly read the list of truths on the previous page and reflect on the following questions:
- Which of the truths in the list above do you need to hear (and believe) more?
Journal your answers to the questions below.
- Why would “the thief” (Satan) want you to believe lies about who you are in Christ?
- How does a right view of who you are in Christ lead to “life to the full” or “a rich and satisfying life?” (John 10:10b NIV/NLT)
- Are you experiencing a love relationship with God through which you can understand your identity in Him?
- If not, what would keep you from committing everything to Him right now?