WHAT HAS HE WRITTEN ABOUT YOU?
The image used in this post is a zoomed in snapshot of a lighthouse on Lake Michigan. We spent a week at my uncles home which overlooked a pier and beautiful lighthouse. You would think my post would be all about God being our ‘light and guide’ directing us.
Instead, I wanted to share with you how beautiful I know all of you are. Regardless of any labels that may be etched in your heart, mind, and soul…like those written all over this lighthouse. You are beautiful. As years pass we often get named, labeled, and even name called. Sure, we might know they are not true, but they can still hurt and leave marks. Sometimes we see or feel them so often that we eventually give in to believing what we have been told as truth.
It wasn’t until I got my picture back out to look at, that I realized all that graffiti. I guess I was so enamored by the strength and light of the lighthouse I’d overlooked the names. Some of the names etched into its structure were fine, some even good, but there were plenty of bad ones. Enough that I couldn’t post the section with me on it 😉
That is what I want to impress upon us all today. Sure sometimes our friends, family, or even complete strangers will say something really wonderful and true about us but I hate for us to get used to hearing and believing the world. The world tells us too many things about ourselves that are simply not true.
You are my sisters and brothers, made new in Christ. You are royal heirs to our almighty father. You are my friend, a beautiful child of God. You are bold, chosen, blessed and transformed! You are raised up- in the name of Jesus 😉 You are filled up and made righteous by God himself. You are a conqueror! You are redeemed and forgiven. You are a child of God, holy and blameless before him in love. You are rooted, built up and predestined. You are justified by grace and ambassadors for Christ. You are a temple of the Holy Spirit, a son of God and a child of the light.
AND WE ARE ALL ONE IN CHRIST
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Galatians 3:26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Ephesians 2:6 And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Colossians 2:10 And you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (redeemed, forgiven)
2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Ephesians 1:4 Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Ephesians 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,
Romans 3:24 And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
Ephesians 5:8 For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
Romans 8:14-15 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
1 Thessalonians 1:4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
1 Corinthians 12:12-13 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Faith Infused Living…Reaches Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN