Thursday, August 28, 2008
Part 2: Who We Are In Christ
Getting ready for a cold winter!!!
Who you are in Christ, your identity in Him. Being in Christ provides you with certain rights & privileges, the rights & privileges that belong to the children of God. Being in Christ is not about what you do, but who you are. It's not about how you view yourself, but about how God sees you. It's not about you activity; it's about your identity. It is about what you believe. In and of ourselves, we are nothing, we have nothing, and we can do nothing of eternal value. In Christ, though, we can be, do, and have everything God promises us in His Word. The Bible teaches us all kinds of wonderful truths about who we are in Christ. We must know and believe these truths above everything else-above who we think we are, above what other people say about us, and above what the world tells us we should be. We must know who we are in Christ if we are going to enjoy today and have hope for tomorrow. When we know who we are in Him, we can honestly evaluate ourselves and not feel ashamed or put down because we do not have everything everybody else has or because we cannot do all the things other people can do.
We must make sure to believe what God says about us.
When you come to know who you are in Christ by believing what the Bible says about you, then no matter how you feel, and no matter what others say, God's promises concerning you will be released in your life through faith. You may make mistakes, but if you keep believing what God's word says about you, then you will become who God says you can be; you will do what He says you can do; and you can have what He says you can have. On the other hand, you are not likely to experience the blessings of God's promises if you do not believe them.
Let me ask you a few important questions:
Are you believing God's Word in every area of you life right now? If not, you can change that by simply making the decision to believe.
Are you applying the truth of God's Word to every situation in which you find yourself?
What do you believe about yourself? Does it agree with God's Word? You can decide to believe everything God says about you and to embrace His plan for you.
What do you believe about your future? Does it reflect the truth of God's Word?
What do you believe about your past? Does it align with God's truth?
What do you believe about the situations that seem impossible in your life? Are your beliefs scriptural?
Your beliefs must align with the word of God.
She then lists a bunch of scriptures that reveals these truths. I encourage everyone to know who they are in Christ. I know I have a ways to go.