Check Out These Verses That Declare Our Identity In Christ

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A few months ago while at a short beach retreat I took a walk on the sand at Cannon Beach which led me to the famous Haystack Rock. It’s one of my favorite places on planet Earth. It was a beautiful evening on the Oregon coast, the tide was out and there right before me was a fragile ecosystem of sea life.

I noticed A-frame signs posted around the area with people surrounding them. One sign said, “Birds only beyond this point” which brought a smile to my face. Another read, “Life Here Is Fragile.” Yet another, “Sensitive Ecosystem: Please Stay Off The Rocks.”

I kept walking and saw a sign with a picture of Haystack Rock on it. As I read the sign, the words felt almost intrusive. It said, “I’m Not Just A Rock. I’m A Home.”

I’m Not Just A Rock. I’m A Home. I began to wonder: why were these words so impactful in that moment? Soon, other words began to come to my mind as I was talking to God:

“You’re not a random thought to God. You are home to the Holy Spirit of God within you.”

“You’re not just rock, a bump in the ocean without purpose and passion. You have the power of God working in you.”

“You’re not just an errand runner, organizer, teacher, cleaner upper. You are the one in whom God delights.”

Now, it’s your turn. Fill in the blanks. Pause and listen. What is God saying to you about who you are?

“You’re not just a _______________. You’re a _____________________.”

Need some help? Check out these verses that declare our identity in Christ:

I am a child of God (1 John 3:2)

I am loved (John 15:9)

I am protected from the evil one (John 17:15)

I am free from darkness ( Isaiah 61:1)

I am made new (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:18-19)

I am forgiven through Christ (Acts 13:39)

I am no longer a slave to sin (Romans 6:6)

Be encouraged today; God sees you, knows you and deeply loves you!

In Christ,