I am a new creation in Christ. This is true for every Christian, but it is especially true for me.
Identity In Christ
1. I am forgiven (Ephesians 1:7).
God forgives me because of Jesus. The Bible says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Ephesians 1:7).
God forgives me because of the cross. The Bible says Christ was “without sin, but for our sake He became sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
God forgives me because it is His will. God’s Word tells us He has mercy on whom He wants to show mercy and hardens whom he wants to harden (Romans 9:15-18). God is not limited by our ability to understand or know His reasons and plans for doing things; therefore when He chooses not to answer your prayers in a way that you think is best for you or your situation, don’t take it personally—it’s not about what YOU think!
God forgives you because He is merciful (Psalm 86:5).
2. I am free from condemnation (Romans 8:1).
As you read the Word of God and believe what He says, you will know that your identity is in Christ. You are not condemned.
You are not under the law but rather under grace (Romans 6:14).
You have been freed from condemnation (Romans 8:1).
You are no longer afraid of death because Jesus paid for all sin with His death on the cross (Hebrews 9:27-28; 1 John 3:2).
Now that we’re free from fear of God’s wrath and hell, we can see ourselves as truly loved by God through Jesus Christ — and as citizens of heaven!
3. God loves me unconditionally (John 3:16).
We are sinners, unworthy of God’s love. But God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to die for our sins. In fact, Jesus came to save us from our sin (1 John 3:5). The Bible says that no one can be saved apart from faith in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
We cannot earn God’s love by what we do or say or think; it is unconditional! Because of God’s great love for us, we have been made right with him and will live eternally with him in heaven when we die (Romans 5:8; John 3:16).
4. God chose me (I Thessalonians 1:4).
God chose you. He has a purpose for your life and it’s not just to be happy. It’s to do something great with your life. He wants to work through you, but first He had to choose you!
God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4). This means that our identity isn’t based on what we’ve done or how well we’ve done it; rather, it is based on His love for us (1 John 4:19).
5. God’s Spirit lives in me (2 Corinthians 1:22).
The Spirit that lives in you is not a temporary guest, but a permanent resident. He’s not there to make your life easier or more pleasant; the Spirit is there to help you live through what is difficult and painful. God’s Spirit will heal your wounds, strengthen your faith, purge sin from your life (1 Corinthians 6:11), and equip you for good works (Eph. 2:10).
The Holy Spirit also gives us an awareness of our identity as children of God–a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves. We are no longer isolated individuals trying desperately to find meaning in this world; we are part of something larger than ourselves, connected with those around us because we share a common Father who loves us all equally!
6. God is with me all the time (Psalm 23:4, Matthew 28:20).
God is with you all the time. He is with you in the good times and bad, in light and dark (Psalm 23:4; Matthew 28:20).
God’s presence means that nothing can separate us from Him—not even death itself.
7. God cares about my needs and wants to help me in my problems (Philippians 4:19).
God cares about your needs and wants to help you in your problems. The Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). God is always with us, even when we are facing difficult situations. When he sent his only son Jesus Christ into this world he did so because he knew that we would be experiencing pain during our lifetime on earth. Jesus came as our helper and comforter from all kinds of hardships that we may face in life such as illness or death of loved ones etc…
8. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
You can do anything you need to do through Christ. He will give you the strength, wisdom and courage to accomplish it. There is nothing too hard for God, but there is plenty that we make hard on ourselves by being afraid or not trusting in His ability to help us when we need Him most. We must remember that God is with us always and will never leave our side no matter what happens in life.
I am a new creation in Christ
You are a new creation in Christ Jesus.
This means that your old self has been crucified with Christ, and you’re no longer the person you used to be; everything about you has changed. The Bible says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Your old self was dead because of your sinful nature and actions. But now God gives life through his Spirit at work within you. He gives this life when we repent of our sins and turn from them (the process called repentance). In other words, when we admit that we need someone else to save us—in this case God himself—then God will give us new life as a child of God through Jesus’ death on the cross for us (this process is called salvation).
I hope these 8 ways to identify with Christ have helped you see that it is possible to live a life of freedom, peace and purpose. As we continue our journey together in Christ, I encourage you to continue reflecting on how God has made you new in Him.