True identity – Part 1

We live in a tough world and, as a result, it’s easy to get caught up in ourselves, our daily routines and the pressures of life. Many times we are faced with discouragement and a feeling of inadequacy. Yet every person that has received Jesus Christ has the right to walk in newness of life and experience the wonderful blessings of a generous Father. But that is only possible as we act in a faith grounded upon a full knolewledge of our identity in Christ as revealed in the Bible.

So , starting in this post, I’m beginning a series transcribing a powerful declaration taken from the book Healing begins with sanctification of the heart,  written by Dr. M.K. Strydom. The declaration is totally based on what the Scripture says. Read it, print it and put it in a place where you can see it and read it every day. Meditate upon it. As you do that, peace and faith will be established in your heart and you’ll be able to renew your mind and respond to the challenges of life rooted in your true identity as a child of God.

So here it goes:

I am a precious man of great value and worth because Jesus, the King of kings, died and paid a great price for me. I am a royal son for I have a crown of glory and honor on my head, and I am wearing Jesus’ royal robes of righteousness. (Isaiah 61 v10; Psalm 8 v5). God accepts and approves of me. (Jeremiah 1 v 5). I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139). There is now no condemnation for me in Christ. (Romans 8 v1). Therefore I accept myself, and love who I am and the way I am made.

Father, I am who You say I am: I am called by God. (2 Timothy 1 v 9). I was chosen by God before the foundations of the world to be set apart for Him. (Ephesians 1 v 4; 1 Peter 2 v 9; 1 Thessalonians 1 v 4; John 15 v 16). I am God’s child. (Romans 8 v 15 -16). I am born again of the Incorruptible seed of the living Word of God that endures forever. (1 Peter 1 v 23). I am forgiven of all my sins and the blood of Jesus has washed away my guilt and shame. (Ephesians 1 v 4 & 7; 1 John 2 v 12; 1 John 1 v9; Colossians 1 v 14). I am a new creation in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5 v 17). I am holy and blameless in God’s sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. (Ephesians 1 v 4). I am the righteousness of God, which means that I am approved, acceptable and in right relationship with Him.(Romans 8v 21). I have full access to the Father. (Ephesians 2 v 18) and can fearlessly, confidently and boldly draw near to His throne. (Hebrews 4 v 16). I am blessed and I am God’s favorite. (Galations 3 v 9).

Amen!

Poem: Father of Jesus Christ, My Lord

Today I’m quoting a few beautiful verses about faith written by Charles Wesley. I came to know about this poem while reading an excerpt of the book “Faith, the link with God’s power“.  The entire poem can be read here.

The thing surpasses all my thought,
But faithful is my Lord;
Through unbelief I stagger not,
For God hath spoke the word.

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
And looks to that alone;
Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries, ‘It shall be done!’

– Charles Wesley (1707-1788)