Friday, November 15
1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
Psalm 139:14, “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Have you ever been to a function where you were given a “Hello, My Name Is…” sticker to wear? With that in mind, if you were to fill in the blank with a word other than your actual name, what would it be? Maybe you’d select a positive quality, such as “intelligent” or “kind.” Or maybe, like so many of us, you’d label yourself negatively with a word like “failure,” “unattractive,” or “average.” But here’s the thing, if we know Jesus personally, He is our label! We are who He says we are and nothing less. So, to say or believe otherwise is an insult to God’s divine design! Why? Because God doesn’t create junk!
You are not average; you’re extraordinary! God created you with a very specific purpose in mind. So, as we look to God’s Word and gain confidence in our true identity, the more others will see Christ in us!
Now, think about that “Hello, My Name Is…” sticker. Which of these words will you choose: loved, forgiven, blessed, chosen, complete, new creation, or child of God? Because that is who you are!
The more we say what God says, the more we will begin to think what God thinks! Comprise a list of affirming labels. Post it near your bathroom mirror and, each morning, go through your list and declare aloud: “I am who God says I am!”
Heavenly Father, thank You for calling me by name and giving me a new identity in Christ. Today, I choose to believe that I am who You say I am – Your dearly loved child, empowered by Your Spirit through Christ to bring glory to Your name. Amen.