Today’s devotion is a little bit different. You’re going to have some homework because this is going to be more like a workshop than a normal devotional. However, I’m convinced that God has something he wants to show each of us as we dwell in His word.
A number of years ago Neil Anderson published a list of affirmations from Scripture about who we are in Christ. We gave out a bookmark on Sunday morning so we could renew our minds with truth from God’s word. I’d like you to read through those same passages today and ask Jesus what truth he wants you to hear afresh? Read slowly and read prayerfully. Ask the Spirit to give you wisdom and revelation as you read through these affirmations that are true of you today.
I AM ACCEPTED…
John 1:12 I am God’s child.
John 15:15 – I am Christ’s friend.
Romans 5:1 – I have been justified.
1 Cor. 6:17 – I am united with the Lord, and I am one spirit with Him
1 Cor 6:19, 20 – I have been bought with a price. I belong to God.
1 Cor. 12:27 – I am a member of Christ’s body.
Eph. 1:1 – I am a saint.
Eph. 1:5 – I have been adopted as God’s child.
Eph. 2:18 – I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit.
Col. 1:14 – I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Col. 2:10 – I am complete in Christ.
I AM SECURE…
Rom. 8:1,2 – I am free forever from condemnation.
Rom. 8:28 – I am assured that all things work together for good.
Rom. 8:31f – I am free from any condemning charges against me.
Rom. 8:35f – I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Cor. 1:21, 22 – I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God.
Col. 3:3 – I am hidden with Christ in God.
Phil. 1:6 – I am confident that the good work that God has begun in me will be perfected.
Phil. 3:20 – I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Tim. 1:7 – I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
Heb. 4:16 – I can find grace and mercy in time of need.
1 John 5:18 – I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me.
I AM SIGNIFICANT…
Matt. 5:13,14 – I am the salt and light of the earth.
John 15:1,5 – I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life.
John 15:16 – I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
Acts 1:8 – I am a personal witness of Christ’s.
1 Cor. 3:16 – I am God’s temple.
2 Cor. 5:17f – I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
2 Cor. 6:1 – I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9).
Eph. 2:6 – I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm.
Eph. 2:10 – I am God’s workmanship.
Eph. 3:12 – I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Phil. 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
There are two things I want to invite you to do in response. First, identify a truth you sense the Spirit driving home in your life in a new and fresh way. Second, write a personal affirmation that goes along with that truth and read it each morning for the next week asking Jesus to let it settle in your soul.
Pastor Ryan Paulson