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Being discipled, my mentor was enthusiastic about God’s unconditional love for us and how that love provides us with a unique identity in Christ. It was hard for me to grasp such an incredible concept; how could so much love be for an imperfect person like me?
Then I studied the Bible, exploring the verses that spoke of God’s love for us, and I understood how He extends His grace to me despite my imperfections.
Through Bible study and prayer, I learned about the character of God and His promises for me. My mentor taught me that no matter the trials or struggles we face in life, we can always rely on Him for guidance, direction, and strength. She showed me how walking in faith means relying on God for all my needs, trusting His timing and not giving up hope, even when things are difficult.
She also challenged me to take an active role in sharing the gospel with others, teaching how the love of Jesus is available to everyone, regardless of their past.
Discover Your Identity in Christ
Our identity in Christ is one of belonging and being accepted and loved. As believers in Jesus, we are the adopted children of God and become part of His family. He declares us righteous before Him, because of His gift of salvation through faith in Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead.
Our identity in Christ means that we have a new hope and purpose here on earth. We are no longer defined by our past, but by the love of God that has transformed us and called us to live for His glory.
Because of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, his death, burial, and resurrection, we can come to God. All we must do is believe in Jesus. And if our faith is genuine, we will become a new creation and our identity is no longer wrapped in our sinful ways, but is in Christ.
I encourage you to take the time to explore what it means to have an identity in Christ and seek how you fit into God’s plan. Experiencing His love for us is truly a life-changing journey. Let us fully embrace the transformation of the power of God’s unconditional love!
Our New Identity in Christ According to Ephesians
Ephesians 2:4-6 says, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved — and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
These verses reveal to us that our identity is no longer defined by our past, but by the love and grace of God. He made us alive together with Christ and raised us up with Him. That means we have a new hope and purpose here on earth — to live for His glory. And Jesus’ death and resurrection declares us righteous before God and made a part of His family.
It’s an incredible privilege to have a new identity in Christ and to be given the gift of salvation through faith. Let us fully embrace this identity that transforms us by the power of God’s unconditional love!
- An heir with Jesus
- Holy and blameless
- A member of the Church
- Raised to sit with Christ in glory
- God’s creation
- Saved by grace
- Brought near to God
- Given the Holy Spirit
- Part of God’s family
We are God’s creation, made for His good works to glorify Him by serving others. We’re accepted, loved, and forgiven because of Jesus. Our identity is our identity in Him. So don’t be discouraged by your past or current circumstances; the Lord has a plan for you! With faith and trust in God, you can live with purpose and fulfill His will for your life.
We can walk confidently in this identity that God loves us, forgives us and accepts us despite our sin, because of what Jesus did. He gave us a new identity and purpose, one that is rooted in Him. So, let Him transform us by the power of His love and live our lives for Him!
We can boldly speak to others about Jesus because of God’s grace, which is for all who believe.
We can boldly and confidently show God’s love to others as we have the Holy Spirit working in and through us to transform us into glory.
Living out our identity in Christ will allow us to share the faith and love with everyone.
Let us proclaim Jesus is Lord! Let us serve Him faithfully and humbly from our heart. It is His love that will set us free, so let’s receive His grace and mercy today.
Let’s claim the forgiveness of Jesus’ sacrifice and boldly come into God’s presence, and as we walk in obedience, the Holy Spirit will transform us so we can be useful in the body of Christ as we serve others.
Questions for Further Study
Read: Ephesians 1:1-13 Ephesians 2:6, 10, 13 Ephesians 3:12 Ephesians 5:29-30
What does it mean that we are “in Christ”?
How does our adoption into God’s family affect the way we see ourselves?
Why is Paul so passionate about our identity in Christ?
How should this knowledge change the way we live our lives?