I messed up royally this week. Hurt someone I love when trying to help her. Did what I though was right without seeking God on the issue. Major mess-up!
So I was reviewing my list of IN CHRIST. I’ll be adding to it tomorrow. But for tonight, here it is.
If you’ve messed up like I seem to do almost daily, confess your sin or simply talk to God about your mistake.
He is faithful to forgive what needs to be forgiven. He can show us how to make amends for our major mess-ups.
(Sometimes making amends looks like saying, “I’m sorry. I messed up” then shutting up and staying quiet, even when others keep talking.)
Then know who you are. Who are you IN CHRIST? If you are a Jesus-follower, the following is true for you. Even if you don’t feel like it. Feelings lie to us.
I am forgiven, cleansed from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
I am loved. Ephesians 2:4I am a child of God. Galatians 3:21
I am chosen. Colossians 3:12
I am called, justified and glorified. Romans 8:30
I am called out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
I have been bought with a price. 1 Corinthians 6:20
I am marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13
I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am living an eternal life. John 3:16
I have access to the Father by one Spirit. Ephesians 2:18
I am a co-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17
I have been set free from sin and have become slave of righteousness. Romans 6:16
I am the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
I do not have a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7
I am God’s temple and His Spirit dwells in you. 1 Corinthians 6:19
I am wonderfully and fearfully made. Psalm 139:14
I can do all things through Him who strengthens you. Philippians 4:13
I am God’s workmanship created in Christ to do good works. Ephesians 2:10
I have been raised up with Him and seated with Him in the Heavenly places. Ephesians 2:4
I have citizenship in Heaven. Philippians 3:20
There is no condemnation for me because I am in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1.