Thursday, November 15, 2012

Who I am in Christ

When I was going through depression, a friend gave me the book Victory over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson.  It was completely life changing and I definitely recommend reading it, but what I want to share with you is a list of verses from this book that is so powerful if you meditate on it and let it seep into you and transform you.  Most of the verses I have heard since I was in Sunday School as a child (so they may be familiar to you too) but there is something about having them all on one list and really focusing on them daily that is so different from just reading each verse one at a time.

Who am I?

  • I am the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13)
  • I am the light of the world (Matt.5:14)
  • I am a child of God (John 1:2)
  • I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life (John 15:1,5) 
  • I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
  • I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)
  • I am a slave of righteousness (Rom 6:18)
  • I am enslaved to God (Rom 6:22)
  • I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father (Rom 8: 14,15; Gal 3:26,4:6)
  • I am joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Rom 8:17)
  • I am a temple-a dwelling place-of God.  His Spirit and His life dwell in me (1Cor 12:27; Eph 5:30)
  • I am a new creation (2 Cor 5:17)
  • I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18,19)
  • I am a son of God and one in Christ (Gal 4:6,7)
  • I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal 4: 6,7)
  • I am a saint (1 Cor 1:2; Eph 1:1; Phil 1:1; Col 1:1)
  • I am God's workmanship-His handiwork-born anew in Christ to do His work (Eph 2:10)
  • I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God's family (Eph 2:19)
  • I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph 3:1, 4:1)
  • I am righteous and holy (Eph 4:24)
  • I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now (Eph 2:6; Phil 3:20)
  • I am hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3)
  • I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life (Col 3:4)
  • I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Col 3:12; 1 Thess 1:4)
  • I am a son of light and not of darkness (1 Thess 5:5)
  • I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling (Heb 3:1)
  • I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Heb 3:14)
  • I am one of God's living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Pet 2:5)
  • I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession (1Pet 2:9,10)
  • I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (1 Pet 2:11)
  • I am an enemy of the devil (1Pet 5:18)
  • I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns (1John 3:1,2)
  • I am born of God, and the evil one-the devil-cannot touch me (1John 5:18)
  • I am not the great "I am", but by the grace of God, I am what I am (1Cor 15:10)
That last one is my favorite and it always makes me smile.  "I am what I am."  I love it.  There are a few that stand out as favorites for me and I thought about typing them in italics so that they would stand out, but I decided to let you choose which ones are your favorites and really speak to you in your situation.  If you really read these verses and meditate on them daily (and I don't mean that you have to read each verse every day, you could pick certain ones or just one each day and focus on it) You will not help but be changed.  Just allow the truth to lift you up and give you the strength that you need.  God Bless! I love you!

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