#myidentityinchrist

This is a series of posts initially published on Instagram, but I would like to make them available here as well. I once heard that the Christian life is a journey of self-discovery – discovering our new identity in Christ.

 

I was chosen

God chose you, you are wanted! (Ephesians 1:4) You are not here by accident, and you are not an “accident”, if that is what your parents told you. Before God laid the foundations of this world we live in, He had you in mind. He knew your name, what you would look like, what you… Continue reading I was chosen

I have peace with God

You have peace with God, through Jesus Christ! (Romans 5:1) God is not mad at you, he is not out to “get you”, or waiting to punish you. Through the substitute sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, you have been reconciled to God. He is now on your side and by your side. Your sin… Continue reading I have peace with God

Created in His image

You were created in God’s likeness! (Genesis 1:27) Whether male or female, white or black, tall or short, you are resembling the Almighty God! Not only in your outward appearance but your capability to love, create, nourish, comfort, care, act and so on… Never think too low of yourself, don’t give in to self-doubt, don’t… Continue reading Created in His image

Child of Abraham

As a believer in Christ, you are a child of Abraham whom God had blessed in all things (Genesis 24:1). Through Abraham (and his decendants) all the nations of the earth would be blessed, which means you too are a channel of God’s blessing: through your witness for Christ, the lost will hear of God’s… Continue reading Child of Abraham

Godly body positivity

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19) We re being flooded with posts and reports about #bodyimage, #bodypositivity, #bodyconfidence and so on, usually accompanied by pictures of half-dressed people, and the encouragement to follow suit to prove our #selflove and confidence. In commercials and ads women’s bodies in particular are… Continue reading Godly body positivity

God’s masterpiece

You are God’s masterpiece! His work of art, wonderfully and patiently designed and created. (Ephesians 2:10) You are uniquely beautiful, there is no one as beautiful as you. You might wish you looked differently, maybe you would like to be taller or you don’t the colour of your eyes. Nevertheless, God thinks you look perfect… Continue reading God’s masterpiece

I can do all things

You can do all things if Jesus Christ is the source of your strength! (Philippians 4:13) Sometimes the trials and difficulties we face seem overwhelming, and we feel powerless facing them and moving forward. Even good challenges put before us can cause us feel inadequate. But if we rely on Christ, nothing will be too… Continue reading I can do all things

Sufficient and adequate

You are sufficient as a servant of God, fully adequate, worthy and capable to represent Him! (2 Corinthians 3:6) Not of your own achievement but because Jesus’ worthiness was credited to you when you accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour. All your past and present failures have been nailed to the cross. They are… Continue reading Sufficient and adequate

God gives me wisdom

There is no place God sends you to, no situation He allows im your life, in which He would abandon you and leave you to your own devices. Wherever He has placed you, you can tap into His resources. He will give you the wisdom you need, if only you ask Him. (James 1:5) Ask… Continue reading God gives me wisdom

Created with a purpose

God created you with a purpose in mind, perfectly matching your talents, abilities and passions. (Ephesians 2:10) The task is there, waiting for you. But God will not position you if you are unprepared. You need to do your part. Make it a priority to find out what you are good at, which skills you… Continue reading Created with a purpose

Direct access

You have direct access to the Father. (Ephesians 2:18) You do not need to approach God through a mediator, be it a priest, a pastor or anyone else. The blood of Jesus has cleansed and purified you and opened the way for you into the Holy of Holies, the presence of the Living God. The… Continue reading Direct access

Bought at a price

You were bought at a price! This price was God the Son, Jesus Christ, giving His life for you on the cross. (1 Corinthians 6:20) The most precious blood was shed for you, the blood of Him, through whom and for whom everything was created, who left the beauty of Heaven to come to earth… Continue reading Bought at a price