Who I Am

Pain…hurt…anger…rejection-feelings that bring crushing defeat to the soul and leave one so broken, not knowing how to continue in this Christian race. Anguished tears flow down a weary face that can only look up to God in a desperate cry for help. So many things and people try to define us, and we change into an image we think others will accept. Searching for security in approval of others, we contort our masterful design into a grotesque facade, covering our flaws in a heavy veil of hypocrisy in hopes that no one will gaze too close and see what we try so hard to conceal. Yet in the eyes of Christ, every cover is transparent, and He can see our broken and bleeding hearts seeking for love in all the wrong places. He beckons us not to see ourselves through the tainted glares of men but through His loving gaze. He doesn’t remind us of what we’ve done, He lovingly embraces us and tells us who we are…accepted in Him.

Ephesians- What I am to Christ

  1. Blessed- Eph. 1:3 “God…who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings”
  2. Chosen- 1:4 “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world”
  3. Adopted- 1:5 “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto himself”
  4. God’s child- 1:5 “Adoption of children by Jesus Christ unto himself”
  5. Accepted in Christ- 1:6 “he hath made us accepted in the beloved”
  6. Redeemed- 1:7 “In whom we have redemption through his blood”
  7. Forgiven- 1:7 “the forgiveness of sins”
  8. Secure- 1:11 “in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him”
  9. Set apart for a purpose- 1:12 “That we should be to the praise of his glory”
  10. Sealed by the Spirit 1:13 “After ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance”
  11. Purchased- 1:13 “the gospel of your salvation”
  12. Rich in Christ- 1:18 “ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints”
  13. Given God’s power- 1:19 “and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe”
  14. Part of the body of Christ- 1:22-23 “which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all”
  15. Alive from the dead- 2:1 “and you hath he quickened, who were dead…”
  16. Saved from darkness- 2:2 “ye walked according to the course of this world”
  17. Freed from Satan’s oppressing power- 2:2-3 “according to the prince of the power of the air…were by nature the children of wrath”
  18. So loved by God- 2:4-5 “His great love wherewith he loved us…hath quickened us”
  19. Showered with mercy- 2:4 “But God who is rich in mercy…hath quickened us together with Christ”
  20. Joined with Christ- 2:5 “quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved
  21. Royalty- 2:6 “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places”
  22. Seen through Christ’s kindness- 2:7 “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus”
  23. Workmanship of God- 2:10 “For we are his A fellow, created in Christ Jesus unto good work”
  24. Hopeless without Christ- 2:12 “ye were without Christ…having no hope, and without God in the world”
  25. One with Christ- 2:13-16 “Now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were a far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ…he is our peace…that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross”
  26. At peace with God- 2:14, 17 “For he is our peace…and came and preached peace to you”
  27. Fellow citizen of heaven- 2:18-19 “Through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father…no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God”
  28. Founded by Christ 2:20 “build upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone”
  29. Fellow heir even though I am undeserving- 3:6 “Gentiles should be fellow heirs…partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel”
  30. Known of God- 3:8-9 “the fellowship of the mystery…from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God…might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God”
  31. Purposed and have meaning- 3:11 “according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord”
  32. Dwelling in Christ’s glory- 3:16 “he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory”
  33. Strengthened by Christ- 3:16 “to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man”
  34. Indwelled- 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith”
  35. Grounded in love- 3:17 “that ye, being rooted and grounded in love”
  36. Surrounded by Christ’s love- 3:18-19 “comprehend…what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge”
  37. Filled- 3:19 “ that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God”
  38. Empowered to do the impossible- 3:20 “Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”
  39. Bound to my Savior- 4:1 “prisoner of the Lord”
  40. Called to serve- 4:1 “walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called”
  41. Gifted by Christ- 4:11-12 “and he gave some, apostles, and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers”
  42. Able to edify others- 4:12 “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”
  43. Not finished yet- 4:13 “till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man”
  44. Growing in Christ- 4:15 “may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”
  45. Supplied by Christ’s body- 4:16 “from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth…maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love”
  46. Taught by Christ- 4:20-21 “But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus”
  47. Set apart- 4:22 “ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man”
  48. Renewed- 4:23 “be renewed in the spirit of your mind”
  49. New- 4:24 “put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”
  50. Sealed- 4:30 “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed”
  51. Forgiven- 4:32 “Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”
  52. Dear child- 5:1 “Be followers of God, as dear children”
  53. Loved by my Savior- 5:2 “As Christ also hath loved us, and given himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor”
  54. Light in the Lord- 5:8 “but now are ye light in the Lord”
  55. Given power to reprove sin- 5:11-12 “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”
  56. Uplifted and uplifting- 5:19 “speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”
  57. Able to always be thankful- 5:20 “giving thanks always for all things”
  58. Under my husband- 5:22 “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord”
  59. Worth the sacrifice- 5:25 “Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it…that he might present it to himself a glorious church”
  60. Cherished- 5:28-30 “for no man every yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church”
  61. Given power to fight the Devil- 6:10 “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might”
  62. Armed against Satan- 6:11 “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil”
  63. Prayed for- 6:18 “watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
  64. Ambassador for Christ- 6:20 “For which I am an ambassador in bonds”

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