Are you joining us after reading my Proverbs 31 Ministries devotion called Resurrection Life (Click here if you have not read it)? If so, welcome! I am so thankful you decided to stop by. I love to meet new friends and hope you will stop by again!
Our message today is critical to our faith…what it means to have Resurrection Life…walking in the Truth of who we are in Christ…Truth we often know in our heads but struggle to believe in our hearts.
At the end of the post, I share my Faith Declaration and give you a link to access my Faith Declaration and Faith Declaration Prayer so that you can print them out and tuck them in your Bible to pull out anytime you need a reminder.
Please leave a comment today and share a favorite verse about your identity in Christ. I will choose one comment to receive a signed copy of my new book coming out in March 2014, Living So That: Making Faith-Filled Choices in the Midst of a Messy Life. To learn more about it and fun ways to get involved in the marketing process click here.
Resurrection Life…our new life in Christ.
What does it mean?
Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17,
If anyone is in Christ [she] is a new creation, the old has gone, and the new has come!
Let this powerful truth sink into the marrow of your bones, sweet friend! The old is gone and the new has come. We get brand new DNA…God’s DNA. Do you know what that means?
We receive the things of God’s Spirit…love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control (Galatians 5).
We are God’s NEW creation.
We have a new identity found in Him and Him alone because we were created in His image.
Do you know who you are in Christ?
You are Loved
You are Forgiven
You are Redeemed
You are a New Creation
You are Holy
You are Set Apart
You are Made with a Purpose
You are God’s Masterpiece
You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit
Do you believe this TODAY? I don’t want a single one of you leaving today without knowing who you are in Christ. I have prayed for you…for God to speak this TRUTH into your heart…that you would leave knowing who you are…not in your parents’ eyes, not in your spouse’s eyes, not in your children’s eyes, not in your friends’ eyes, not in the world’s eyes, not in your own eyes, but that you would know who you are in YOUR FATHER’S EYES!!
Satan’s greatest pleasure is to keep us from believing who we are in God’s eyes. And when we believe that we are unholy, unworthy, sinful, common, without purpose, ordinary and that we need to fit into a mold to be accepted, he achieves his primary goal.
BUT when we keep our eyes on Jesus; our hands holding our Bible; our hearts continually seeking after Truth, and our mouths consistently speaking Truth, Satan knows he has lost the battle. He knows that we are not a tool in his hands and that he has no authority over us.
My gifts to you today are
a Faith Declaration and
Click here to find a copy of each.
My prayer for you today…
Heavenly Father, speak LIFE and TRUTH into each woman’s heart. Enable her to not only know but also believe she is extraordinary in Your eyes and that You are calling her to an extraordinary life. As she pulls back her sheets tonight and crawls into her comfortable bed, whisper these truths into ear and plant them deep in her heart. Enable her to memorize each one and call it to memory whenever the evil one comes knocking at the door of her heart, attempting to deceive her and lure her away from God’s Truth of who she is in Him. Be her Shield and her Defender. Her Strong Tower. Give her the mind of Christ and enable her to take every thought captive to Your Truth. Thank You for leading her here today. Continue to draw her close, Lord. Fill her with Your love and presence. May she KNOW that she is Yours now and forever and nothing and no one can ever take that away. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Thank you again for stopping by today. I know how precious your time is. And don’t forget, I would love to hear from you!