I Am a Child of God Part III

I haven’t had a lot of time to dig deep into God’s Word or write the past couple of weeks. God had other work for me to do. The only way I am equipped to do this work is by having my fuel tank full at the beginning of the journey, so I only needed a daily “top off” to go the distance. Knowing God’s Word, regularly digging in deep, letting my roots go down to where they find the water is the only way to make it through the times of drought or storm. 

Knowing who I am in Christ, knowing where my strength comes from, feeling confident in the work He has called me to is a work of the Holy Spirit in my life. It is from believing what He says in His Word is true and faithful, resting in Him and taking time to be still. 

I encourage you to look up these verses for yourself and find confidence in who you are in Christ. The verse link will take you to biblegateway.com which has many resources for Bible study and growth. 

I am Buried with Christ & Dead to Sin

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Galatians 5:24

I am Alive with Christ

For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. Colossians 2:12-13

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:1-3

I am Known

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. Psalms 139

I am Renewed & Transformed

Put on your new nature and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:10

I am At Peace ~ Given Peace ~Called to Peace

And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15

I am Free

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13

I am Made in God’s Image (Imago Dei)

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27

I am A Holy Temple & Built for God’s Dwelling

We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:21-22  

Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

I am God’s Masterpiece

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Psalms 139:14

I am Salt and Light

You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. “You are the light of the world— like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:13-14

I am  a Branch Of The True Vine

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. John 15

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart Romans me you can do nothing. John 15:5

I am Appointed to Bear Fruit

You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. John 15:16

I am Able to Approach God

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Ephesians 3:12  

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16

 

At the end of this series, there will be a pdf available for you to download. You can stick it on your wall or mirror to daily be reminded of who you are in Christ. 

I hope this has been an encouragement to you. Please feel free to share. This is not my work, but God’s. I hope you have a beautiful day. See you here next week for some more refreshing Soul Water from the Rivers of Life

Published by Keri Willis

My name is Keri Willis. I am a semi-retired educator. I spent a great deal of my career working with adults with developmental disabilities and many years in elementary education, in the classroom and as an administrator. My main ministry now is coordinating the women’s ministry for our church in San Diego, CA. I have been married thirty-four years and have two grown and married children. I now have a head of full grey hair and good ideas. I believe we are created to use our gifts and to be creative. That comes in many forms for me. I love to woodwork and use power tools, design, decorate, garden, and create new recipes. And I love to write. One major lesson I have learned in my writing journey is that I need to be still and listen to hear God’s voice before I am prepared to put into words the message he has instilled in my heart. This has been much easier since I am no longer working full time, but it is so easy to get distracted and not listen, which almost always ends with an empty page in the form of writer’s block. While I have written many articles for newsletters and local newspapers, I did not consider myself a writer until I self-published my first book, Teapots and Power Tools. https://www.amazon.com/Teapot.../dp/1466458763/ref=sr_1_3... The idea emerged as I was working on a project in my garage. I had worship music playing, power tools out and saw dust flying. I glanced up and saw my delicate teapot sitting on my router table. The message was clear. Sometimes we are using the power tools God gives us and sometimes he just wants us to be still and have tea with him. The book became the foundation for a women’s retreat, and then my amazing niece helped me work through publishing it on Create Space (now KDP). At least five other projects are in different stages of production. I joined hope*writers to help motivate me and keep me focused and accountable. I am still trying to figure out the whole website and blog thing. That is my next goal for myself; that and finish writing at least one of my projects! Teapots and Power Tools: Effectively using the tools God has equipped you with, while taking time to “Be Still and Know That He is God”

4 thoughts on “I Am a Child of God Part III

  1. Thanks for sharing, Keri Willis! In this world where we are told lies constantly about who we are God’s word is the only truth we need and you brought that to us today so thank you!

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