1.Contrary to everything the World portrays, Our identity is found FIRST in Christ. We belong to him- Jesus knows our name
a.You do not belong to your self, for God bought you with a high a price, so you must Honor Him – 1st Corinthians 6:20
b.Give your bodies to God because of All he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice- This is truly the way to worship him – Romans 12:1
c.But now, this is what the Lord says- he who created you, he who formed you, Do not dear for he has redeemed you; I, the Lord, have called you by name, you are mine – Isaiah 43:1
2.When we accept that we belong to God, we step into authority and purpose of who he has called us to be. Our other identity markers are built around his calling for our life.
a.Today, I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms, some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow, others you must build up and plant. – Jeremiah 1:10
b.You will command nations you do not know, and people unknown to you will come running to obey, because the Lord your God has made you Glorious- Isaiah 55:5
3.Declaring that you belong to God opens the door for you to receive all of his promises
a.You are God’s book and he writes 100 times better than anything we could possibly do on our own
i. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before I ever came to be – Psalms 139:16
b.God will change your life and blow your mind
i.Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above what you can ask or think, by his power that is at work within us -Ephesians 3:20
c.You’ll realize that no circumstance, good or bad, defines you or separates you from the one who defines and claims you as His own
i.I am convinced that nothing can ever separate me from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither my fears of today or my worries of tomorrow, not even the powers of hell. – Romans 8:38
God said and We believe that we are His children, called to fulfill a purpose and to be a light in a dying world. Our identity is in him and the world can’t take that identity no matter how hard they try. God loves you, YES YOU!!
ALWAYS remember that you are Loved and You Belong!!!