YOU ARE LOVED, AND YOU ARE CALLED CHILD OF GOD.
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are…” -1 John 3:1
YOU ARE ADOPTED BY GOD,
PART OF THE FAMILY OF GOD,
HAVING DRAWN US TO HIMSELF THROUGH CHRIST.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” -Ephesians 1:5
YOU ARE NEVER FORSAKEN BY GOD.
“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.” -Psalm 27:1
YOU ARE CHOSEN BY GOD, APPOINTED BY HIM 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
YOU ARE CLEANSED, MADE HOLY, JUSTIFIED BY GOD
THROUGH CHRIST AND
BY THE SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD.
“Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” -1 Corinthians 6:11
YOU ARE A NEW CREATION.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” -2 Corinthians 5:17
YOU HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN INTO A LIVING HOPE.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.” -1 Peter 1:3-4
YOU ARE RECONCILED TO GOD WITHOUT BLEMISH,
AND YOU ARE SANCTIFIED.
“Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.” -Colossians 1:22
YOU WERE BOUGHT WITH A HIGH PRICE.
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” -1 Corinthians 6:19-20
YOU ARE AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST.
“So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!’” -2 Corinthians 5:20
YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” -Matthew 5:14
Remember You Are Defined By God.
Much Love To You All,
Linda A. Knowles
Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.