Too often I buy into the lies of the Deceiver, Satan, that I’m not good enough, that what I do and or say doesn’t have value... that I don't have value. Writing these thoughts for you to read fills my heart with such sadness. Sometimes I really believe they’re true.
I started this blog because of my children. I want them to know the legacy they have from their Heavenly Father and Savior. I want to remind you or tell you if you don't know, Child of God, who Jesus says you and I are. Our doubts about self-worth are mind-trash meant to separate us from the love of Jesus. We are children of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit whispers to our hearts. Jesus calls to us. Through His Word, the Bible, Jesus says, "I say you have value. Here's who I say you are..."
IN JESUS I AM:
UNIQUELY CREATED (Psalm 139: 13-15 NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED (Romans 8:38-39 NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NEVER ALONE (Matthew 28:20 NIV)
Jesus said, “…And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
FORGIVEN (I Corinthians 15:2-3 NIV)
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures
REDEEMED (Ephesians 1: 7-10 ESV)
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ
ARMED AND READY IN TRUTH (Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
To God be the glory,
Will you join me in prayer?
LORD Jesus, help me to believe your truth because I have value, I am special, and I am loved by You, You died to take away my sin and rose from the dead giving me new life. Give me the strength and tools to fight the evil one and stand firmly in your promises and Word. YOU ALONE ARE GOD and who I am in You is the final word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Do you believe that through faith in Jesus the above scripture verses are about you?
If so, how does that change your today, tomorrow, and your life?
If not, what lies are you allowing to dwell as truth in your life?
Do you embrace your name, Child of God, and the identity that comes with it?
Choose one identity trait of a child of God. Read the verses every day for 3 days and pray that the Lord would help you see yourself through His eyes.
My Identity in Christ
Join me, Child of God, in exploring who you are as a daughter (or son) of the Living God through God's Word, the Bible, and explore what it means to completely trust Jesus as Savior.
My Identity in Christ