The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.
Knowing Who We Are in Christ
Watching someone go through an identity crisis is painful, but those of us who have been born again can be thankful that our identity is safe.
God’s unmerited favor toward us has made it possible for our identities to change from the sinners we were to people as holy and sinless as Jesus Himself. In Christ, our true identity is spiritual and not carnal. When we believe the truth of the Gospel of Grace, we realize that who we are is based on the Rock that can never be shaken.
God loves us so much that He doesn’t want us to think that what we see all around us is the truth. Every few years, the world declares that what was right is now wrong, and what was once wrong is now acceptable. Our thinking can get confused, but God sent His Son to free us from the entanglement of ever-changing rules and regulations. Jesus is Grace personified, and believing Him is to believe immutable truth.
One of the precious gifts God gave us is the right to become His child. Some people don’t believe this could ever be possible, but lining our mindset up with His Word reveals that it is. When we learn who we are in Christ, we discover that our past does not matter to Him, only our futures. If this can work with Paul, a former murderer who God used powerfully, it can work for us!
Knowing our true identity changes not only our lives here on earth, but it also changes where we’re going after we leave it. Being part of God’s family makes us heaven-ready. His powerful grace is available to anyone who is ready to experience real transformation.
Father, I’m grateful that you made a way for me to change who I am. I thank You that I will not be touched by the confusion and evil in the world. When I acknowledge who I am in You, I realize you loved me enough to make me as perfect and blameless as Your Son. I thank You for what You did for me. In Jesus’ name.
1 Samuel 2:2
2 Corinthians 7:1, 2