Do you know who you are in Christ? You need to know who you are in Jesus so that you can live your life as God intended and fulfill God’s calling for your life. We should learn to see ourselves the way Jesus sees us. Doing this will give you a strong foundation to build your life on. Knowing you are in Jesus is also the key to a successful Christian life and a purpose-filled life. Here are seven Bible verses to remind us who we are in Jesus:
"By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through Him that has completely healed him, as you can all see” (Acts 3:16).
Jesus is a miracle worker. Jesus performed miracles –a lot of them during His earthly ministry and these acts (or miracle stories) illuminated not only His power, but also His love. He performed so many miracles that He was recognized as a miracle worker, and few, including His challengers, doubted His ability to perform miracles. He is still performing miracles in our lives each day. It’s important that we remember this. In this, we know that all things are possible with Him.
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1).
Jesus is love in action. God’s love is shown through Jesus Christ and love was exemplified in all of Jesus decisions and acts, including his death on a cross. John 3:16 tells us “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 5:8 reminds us that “God shows His love for us in that while we are still sinners, Christ died for us.” There is no love greater than this and it open to all of those who believe.
"For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:17).
As a Christian, we recognize Jesus Christ as King of Kings, the Messiah, Emmanuel, Lord and Savior, and the Bread of Life, among other names. John 8:12 tells us that Jesus is the light of the world. Whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life. While we celebrate Jesus and the ways He has been a light in our lives, we recognize that there are many people who are lost in a world of darkness who know little about the joy that comes from accepting Jesus Christ into their lives and claiming His Salvation.
"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God” (Proverbs 14:31).
Jesus focused on the poor and marginalized during His earthly ministry. While He was a king, he embraced the lowly and called the disciples to do the same. There are countless examples in the Bible of His commitment to helping those in need, and His desire for us to model the same love in our lives. Jesus warns us about ignoring those in need. John 3:17 tells us “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” We have a calling to help those who need help most.
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Luke 12:22-26).
Life is more than food and clothing. God has reminded us of that throughout the Scriptures. Jesus reminded us of it when He faced temptation from Satan. So we shouldn’t worry because God will take care of the big stuff and the little stuff. Worrying doesn’t change things, big or small, except to make those problems appear worse than they really are. So why let ourselves get worked up into a frenzy over “big things”? Cast your cares on Jesus and then trust in His wisdom.
"The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
Like many psalms, King David wrote this from a season of trouble. Yet, it is a song of confidence and triumph because David was not in darkness or ultimate peril because the Lord was his light and salvation. God Himself brought light to David’s life. He did not despair in darkness and all that it represented. His life was filled with the Lord, and his life was filled with the light. We are also called to do this – to be confident in Jesus to bring us through seasons of darkness. We are children of the light, reflected through Jesus’ love for us.
"Then He placed His right hand on me and said: Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last” (Revelation 1:17).
Jesus said first, “Do not be afraid” This is what we need to hear in these days when many of us are so anxious. Remember, fear doesn’t glorify God. Jesus was always saying “fear not” to his frightened disciples. The Gospels record that every time they were in trouble, they expressed themselves in manifestations of fear, anxiety, worry and panic, but the Lord always came along at the right moment and said, “Fear not.” We are called to do the same. We have nothing to fear when we trust in the power of Jesus.
Our identity doesn’t depend on the things we have done. Our identity is who God says that we are. When we choose to follow Jesus, we become a new creation. The old passes away and we become who we are in Him – children of God. Take hold of the truth of God’s Word.