I believe the “light” God separated from darkness and declared good was you and I. Before we were formed in our mother’s womb, He knew us, set us apart, and had a plan for our existence. We are called into His wonderful light to be the light for others.
Words have the power to give life, encouragement, and blessings. Our Father is so good. He knows what we need to flourish, and He showers us with life–giving affirmations. Do not let words that conflict with truth take residence in your heart. Embrace only your true identity as defined by your Maker.
“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus” (Romans 15:5 NLT).
“I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15 NIV).
“So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God” (Romans 5:11 NLT).
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1 NIV).
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith” (Galatians 3:26 NIV).
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12 NIV).
“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness” (1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV).
“You are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family” (Ephesians 2:19 NLT).
“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 NLT).
“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy” (1 Peter 2:10 NLT).
“You are the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13 NIV).
“You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14 NIV).
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit” (John 15:5 NIV).
“For we are coworkers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:9 NIV).
“And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God” (1 Peter 2:5 NLT).
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9 NIV).
“So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT).
“In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind” (2 Corinthians 6:4 NLT).
“Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan” (Ephesians 1:11 NLT).
“Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 6:15 NLT).
“Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives” (Galatians 5:25 NLT).
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).
“We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved” (Hebrews 10:39 NLT).
“We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation” (Hebrews 6:9 NLT).receiving a kingdom that is unshakeable
“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe” (Hebrews 12:28 NLT).
“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come” (Hebrews 13:14 NLT).
“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory” (Romans 8:17 NLT).
“Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living” (Romans 6:18 NLT).
“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free” (John 8:36 NLT).
EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE
You don’t need to be anything else but exactly who you are. The more we humbly embrace these truths, the more we are able to courageously and confidently move forward with our purpose and all that God has called us to be.