Last week I explored five aspects of our identity according to scripture. Here is a recap:
- God created me in his image. Genesis 1:26-27
- God knew me before I was born. Jeremiah 1:5a
- God wrote a book about me. Psalm 139:1-3,16
- God’s works are wonderful, that includes me. Psalm 139:14
- God delights in me. Zephaniah 3:17
I’m still in awe of these things, but we’re not through, yet. Let’s explore a few more amazing things about The Story of Me.
6) GOD WRITES FAITH INTO MY STORY.
…looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…Hebrews 12:2a (KJ21)
Not only does he write our faith from beginning to end, we each have a measure of faith assigned to us. (Romans 12:3) So don’t judge another person’s story, and don’t compare your story to someone else.
7) GOD CHOSE ME.
You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned you to go into the world to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake, he will give it to you!John 15:16 (TPT)
Not only did God choose me and give me purpose, he also made me a part of his family. See here:
8) GOD ADOPTED ME.
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 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 1:4-5 (NLT)
Did you get that? “It gave him great pleasure.” He wanted us as part of his family. He brought us to himself. There are so many gems in here.
9) I AM NEVER ALONE.
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.”Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP) see also Hebrews 13:5
God promises not to leave us or forsake us. It is written in both the Old and New Testament. Jesus says he will not leave us as orphans, (John 14:18) but will send the Holy Spirit to live in us, (John 14:16-17) and seal us, (Ephesians 1:13) for our life in eternity. One of God’s names, Emmanuel, means God is with us.
10) I AM NEVER UNLOVED.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39 (NLT)
This is not only my story. You are the “me” in this story. Can you believe it? I know. It’s enough to make me say, “I’m not that special,” and it’s enough to make me say, “Wow! This is amazing!” The word of God tells us that if we draw near to God, he will draw near to us. Draw near then and let him confirm who you are. Let him tell your story.
Grace & Peace,