Christ is my Life

Colossians 3:4, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” I thank God today for His grace – the desire and the power to do His will. It is all of grace. Recently, I was meditating on a song (see below) and thought of all the positions, titles, graces, and mercy I enjoy. Not because of anything I am, but everything He is, and has gifted me. I trust you will meditate today on some of these for yourself:

I Stand Redeemed
When I think of all my faults and all my failures,
When I consider all the times I’ve let God down,
I’m humbled by the grace He has extended,
I’m amazed at the mercy I have found;
I could never earn His love on my own,
Yet every time I come before His throne,
Chorus: I stand redeemed by the blood of the Lamb,
I stand redeemed before the great I Am,
When He looks at me, He sees the nail-scarred hands,
That bought my liberty, I stand redeemed

In Christ, I am …
1. I am faithful. (Ephesians 1:1)
2. I am God’s child. (John 1:12)
3. I have been justified. (Romans 5:1)
4. I am Christ’s friend. (John 15:15)
5. I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
6. I am a member of Christ’s body. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
7. I am assured all things work together for good. (Romans 8:28)
8. I am a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20)
9. I am hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)
10. I am spirit-disciplined. (2 Timothy 1:7)
11. I am holy and blameless. (Ephesians 1:4)
12. I am adopted as His child. (Ephesians 1:5)
13. I am in Him. (Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
14. I have redemption. (Ephesians 1:8)
15. I am forgiven. (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14)
16. I have purpose. (Ephesians 1:9 & 3:11)
17. I have hope. (Ephesians 1:12)
18. I am included. (Ephesians 1:13)
19. I am sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:13)
20. I am a saint. (Ephesians 1:18)
21. I am salt and light of the earth. (Matfthew 5:13-14)
22. I am a personal witness of Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8)
23. I am God’s co-worker. (2Corinthians 6:1)
24. I am a minister of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20)
25. I am alive with Christ. (Ephesians 2:5)
26. I am raised up with Christ. (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12)
27. God has expressed His kindness to me. (Ephesians 2:7)
28. I am God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
29. I have peace. (Ephesians 2:14)
30. I have access to the Father. (Ephesians 2:18)
31. I am a member of God’s household. (Ephesians 2:19)
32. I am secure. (Ephesians 2:20)
33. I am a holy temple. (Ephesians 2:21; 1 Corinthians 6:19)
34. I am a dwelling for the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)
35. I share in the promise of Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 3:6)
36. God’s power works through me. (Ephesians 3:7)
37. I know there is a purpose for my sufferings. (Ephesians 3:13)
38. I am completed by God. (Ephesians 3:19)
39. I can bring glory to God. (Ephesians 3:21)
40. I have been called. (Ephesians 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:9)
41. I can mature spiritually. (Ephesians 4:15)
42. I can have a new attitude and a new lifestyle. (Ephesians 4:21-32)
43. I can be kind and compassionate to others. (Ephesians 4:32)
44. I can forgive others. (Ephesians 4:32)
45. I have righteousness and truth. (Ephesians 5:8-9)
46. I can understand what God’s will is. (Ephesians 5:17)
47. I can give thanks for everything. (Ephesians 5:20)
48. I don’t have to always have my own agenda. (Ephesians 5:21)
49. I can honor God through marriage. (Ephesians 5:22-33)
50. I can be strong. (Ephesians 6:10)
51. I have God’s power. (Ephesians 6:10)
52. I can stand firm in the day of evil. (Ephesians 6:13)
53. I am dead to sin. (Romans 1:12)
54. I am not alone. (Hebrews 13:5)
55. I am growing. (Colossians 2:7)
56. I am His disciple. (John 13:15)
57. I am prayed for by Jesus Christ. (John 17:20-23)
58. I am united with other believers. (John 17:20-23)
59. I am not in want. (Philippians 4:19)
60. I possess the mind of Christ. (I Corinthians 2:16)
61. I am promised eternal life. (John 6:47)
62. I am promised a full life. (John 10:10)
63. I am victorious. (I John 5:4)
64. I am chosen and dearly loved. (Colossians 3:12)
65. I am blameless. (I Corinthians 1:8)
66. I am set free. (Romans 8:2; John 8:32)
67. I am crucified with Christ. (Galatians 2:20)
68. I am a light in the world. (Matthew 5:14)
69. I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)
70. I am the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
71. I am safe. (I John 5:18)
72. I am part of God’s kingdom. (Revelation 1:6)
73. I am healed from sin. (I Peter 2:24)
74. I am no longer condemned. (Romans 8:1, 2)
75. I am not helpless. (Philippians 4:13)
76. I am overcoming. (I John 4:4)
77. I am persevering. (Philippians 3:14)
78. I am protected. (John 10:28)
79. I am born again. (I Peter 1:23)
80. I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
81. I am delivered. (Colossians 1:13)
82. I am redeemed from the curse of the Law. (Galatians 3:13)
83. I am qualified to share in His inheritance. (Colossians 1:12)
84. I am victorious. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Sharing is Caring

God led Ben and his family (wife, Wendy; and three children, Josh, Caleb, and Hannah) to Rockford, Illinois in 2003 to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States. Bro. Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Articles