I have seen countless numbers of Christians in the five years of the ministry that God has given me that seem to live below their Spiritual potential. Through personal encounters, e-mails, letters, or phone calls, men and women share their hearts with me about the fact that something is missing in their walk with Christ. I hear questions like; ?Why do I keep failing when I try so hard??; ?Why can’t I stop this destructive habit??; ?Is church all there is to the Spiritual life??
These and hundreds of others give me an idea that there are an abundant number of God’s people who see themselves as failures.
The Word of God says that in order for you and I to move on in Spiritual maturity and overcome destructive tendencies or deadness in our walk for Christ, then we must see ourselves as Christ sees us. This list will show you how Christ sees you; IN HIM! Then, after you meditate on them for a while, praise him for showing you afresh what His sacrifice did for you! Check it out and be blessed.
Who Am I ?
I am the salt of the earth (Matt.5:13)
I am the light of the world (Matt.5:14)
I am a child of God (John 1:12)
I am a part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life (John 15:1,5)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)
I am a slave to righteousness (Romans 6:18)
I am enslaved to God (Romans 6:22)
I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father (Romans 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6)
I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Romans 8:17)
I am a temple a dwelling place of God. His Spirit and His life dwells in me (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19)
I am united to the Lord and am one Spirit with Him (1 Cor.6:17)
I am a member of Christ’s Body 1 Cor. 12:27; Eph.5:30)
I am a new creature (2 Cor. 5: 17)
I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5: 18,19)
I am a son of God and one in Christ ( Gal. 3: 26,28)
I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal. 4: 6,7)
I am a saint ( Eph. 1:1; 1Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)
I am God’s workmanship-His handiwork-born anew in Christ to do His work (Eph. 2:10)
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family ( Eph.2:19)
I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1; 4:1)
We all feel alone at times. When we depend on others to determine our value, then we place ourselves in a position to be disappointed.
Go to the Word Of God. He is our only help!
In His Service!
Rev. Frank Coleman
Path Of Life Ministries