Come to Me
Matthew 25: 11 At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [I openly and joyfully acknowledge Your great wisdom], that You have hidden these things [these spiritual truths] from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to infants [to new believers, to those seeking God’s will and purpose]."
I am God's child ~ John 1:12
I am a friend of Jesus Christ ~ John 15:15
I am justified ~ Romans 5:1
I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit ~ 1 Corin. 6:17
I am bought with a price, and I belong to God ~ 1 Corin. 6:19-20
I am a member of Christ's body ~ 1 Corin. 12:27...
I am chosen by God and adopted as His child ~ Ephesians 1:3-8
I am redeemed and forgiven of all my sins ~ Colossians 1:13-14
I am complete in Christ ~ Colossians 2:9-10
I am welcome to access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ ~ Hebrews 4:14-16
I am secure...I am free from condemnation ~ Romans 8:1-2
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances ~ Romans 8:28
I am free from any condemnation brought against me, and I cannot be separated from the love of God ~ Romans 8:31-39
I am established, anointed, and sealed by God ~ 2 Corin. 1:21-22
I am hidden with Christ in God ~ Colossians 3:1-4
I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me ~ Philippians 1:6
I am a citizen of Heaven ~ Philippians 3:20
I am given the spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me ~ 1 John 5:18
I am significant...I am the branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life ~ John 15:5
I am chosen and appointed to bear fruit ~ John 15:16
I am God's temple 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
I am a minister of reconciliation for God ~ 2 Corin.5:17-21
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm ~ Ephesians 2:6
I am God's workmanship ~ Ephesians 2:10
I am free and able to approach God with freedom and confidence Hebrews 4:16
I am able to do all things through Christ, who strengthens me ~ Philippians 4:13
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Who I Am In Christ
Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17—I am a fisher of men.
Matthew 5:13—I am the salt of the earth.
Matthew 5:14—I am the light of the world.
Matthew 28:19; Luke 14:27; John 8:31; 13:35; 15:8; Acts 6:1, 7; 11:25-26, 29; 14:20-22; 16:1—I am a disciple of Christ.
Luke 24:48; Acts 1:8—I am Christ’s witness.
John 3:16-18; 10:28-29; 17:3; Romans 5:21; 6:23; 1 John 5:11—I have eternal life in Christ.
John 8:32, 36—I am set free from sin in Christ.
John 10:10—I have abundant life in Christ.
John 14:26; 16:13—I have been taught all things by the Holy Spirit.
John 14:27; 16:33—I have peace in Christ.
John 15:3—I am cleansed in Christ.
John 15:4, 5, 8, 16; Romans 7:4—I bear much lasting fruit in Christ.
John 15:5—I am a branch abiding in Christ the Vine.
John 15:11—My joy is complete in Christ.
John 16:33—I have overcome the world in Christ.
John 17:16—I am not of this world.
Acts 2:44; 4:32—I am a believer.
Acts 5:20—I have new life in Christ.
Acts 8:3; 2 Corinthians 1:1—Together with all the saints, I am God’s Church.
Acts 11:26—I am a Christian, a little Christ.
Acts 13:39; Romans 3:24, 26, 28, 30; 4:25; 5:1, 9, 18; 10:10; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Titus 3:7—I am justified freely and fully.
Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 6:11—I am sanctified.
Romans 1:6—I am called to belong to Christ.
― Maya Angelou
More Than Conquerors
Romans 8: 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave hi...m up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with
all the other souls..
Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.
But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and
empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square
was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and
temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw hardships that I
endured, which were the largest holes of all.
I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares.. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened.
My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air. Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to
the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding
up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me, and nodded for me to rise.
My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly fortunes.
I had love in my life, and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness,
and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had
to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only
to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again. I spent many nights on
my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life. I had often been
held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the
Father in hopes that I would not melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze
of those who unfairly judged me.
And now, I had to face the truth. My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was. I rose
and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the
light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me
with wide eyes.
Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then
our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, 'Every time
you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My
Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me
shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of
May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through!
God determines who walks into your life ...it's up to
you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and
who you refuse to let go.'
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