Who Does God Say That I Am?
One of the most formative seasons in my life came through difficulty. It was the kind of time and place that causes a person to question if they are truly in relationship with the Father or just crazy. The outside voices pouring into me from those people I trusted were less than positive. They were downright mean. If these voices were accurate in their assessment of me, then I clearly could not hear God. The dissent raised against me was not, “When you do or say X, it makes me feel…” or any particular situation in which I could apologize.
From their perspective, the problem was me.
And my problem was twofold:
- I believed them.
- I did not know who God says that I am.
It was during this season God taught me Whose voice matters most. At just the right time, the many places across Scripture about those who have made Jesus their Savior came alive. In my desperation, I began to write these down. This understanding was nothing short of a paradigm shift in my life, leading me to believe God over man and helping me discern His purposes for my life. I thought you might benefit from knowing who God says you are, as well.
Here are 15 verses that tell you who God says you are.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:16
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Ephesians 1:3
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthian 3:16
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Psalm 97:11
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, Ephesians 2:8
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, Ephesians 2:7
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved– Ephesians 2:4-5
1 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
I pray these verses minister to you in a genuine way today. Be sure to share this resource with someone who needs it. Thanks for stopping by.
Until we meet again.
For His Glory,
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