‘Pressing on’… through the week

CONFIDENCE in Christ’s love for you is fortified by knowing who you now are in Him. Some years ago Neil Anderson compiled this affirming collection of truths:

In Christ…

I am Significant:
I am the salt of the earth (Matt.5:13); the light of the earth (Matt.5:14); God’s child (Jn.1:12; 1 Jn.3:1-3); a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (Jn.15:1,5). I’ve been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (Jn.15:16); I am a personal witness of Christ’s (Acts 1:8); God’s temple (1 Cor.3:6); a member of Christ’s Body (1 Cor.12:27); a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor.5:17,18); God’s co-worker (1 Cor.3:9; 2 Cor.6:1); a saint (Eph.1:1); been raised up and seated with Christ (Eph.2:6); God’s workmanship (Eph.2:10); a citizen of heaven (Phil.3:20; Eph.2:6).

I am Accepted:
Christ’s friend (Jn.15:15); been justified (Rom.5:1); joined to the Lord and one spirit with Him (1 Cor.6:17); bought with a price and belong to God (1 Cor.6:20); a member of Christ’s Body (1 Cor.12:27); made righteous (2 Cor.5:21); been adopted as God’s child (Eph.5:1); I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph.2:18); I am of God’s household (Eph.2:19); a fellow citizen with the rest of the saints (Eph.2:19); I may approach God with boldness and confidence (Eph.3:12); I’ve been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins (Col.1:14); I am complete in Christ (Col.2:10).

I am Secure:
I am a child of God (Jn.1:12); assured that all things work together for good (Rom.8:28); cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom.8:35); free forever from condemnation (Rom.8:1); free from any condemning charges against me (Rom.8:33); been established, anointed and sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21); given the Holy Spirit as a pledge (Eph.1:13,14); delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Christ (Col.1:13); hid with Christ in God (Col.3:3); confident God’s work in me will be perfected (Phil.1:6); can do all things through Christ (Phil.4:13); have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Tim.1:7); can find grace and mercy in time of need (Heb.4:16); am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me (1 Jn.5:18).

And what God begins, He also finishes. He is Alpha, and Omega… forever!