Thursday, 2 February 2012

Through the eyes of Jesus

                 ‘If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s
                                       fantasies for me and eaten alive’ Audre Lorde.


I am accepted...
John 1:12 I am God's child.
John 15:15 As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1I have been justified.
1 Corinthians 6:17I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20I have been bought with a price and I belong to God.
1 Corinthians 12:27I am a member of Christ's body.
Ephesians 1:3-8I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child.
Colossians 1:13-14I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Colossians 2:9-10I am complete in Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-16I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.
I am secure...
Romans 8:1-2I am free from condemnation.
Romans 8:28I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
Romans 8:31-39I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.
Colossians 3:1-4I am hidden with Christ in God.
Philippians 1:6I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.
Philippians 3:20I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Timothy 1:7I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
1 John 5:18I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me.
I am significant...
John 15:5I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.
John 15:16I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:16I am God's temple.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Ephesians 2:6I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.
Ephesians 2:10I am God's workmanship.
Ephesians 3:12I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

I can’t trust my feelings, or even circumstances, to tell me how I am. They change like the wind. Up one moment and easily shot down the next. His Word however, never changes. Its ceaseless truths go beyond emotions and whatever my day holds to anchor me to hope.
Some days, weeks or even seasons of life are discouraging and we can’t see beyond the pain, hurt and stress. Searching God’s Word for His view of our circumstances and us lifts our eyes off the problems and onto Him. He’s our ultimate source of truth and encouragement!

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