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Rest: Resting in Your Identity

Your fingerprint is unique to you — it’s a physical mark of your identity. What about your personal identity? What defines who you are?

Imagine if the cross of Jesus Christ was the most dominant marking of your self-image? You’d know that you are so loved! You’d be so stable and confident!

I show you how to live with your identity in Christ in my book Your Best Life In Jesus’ Easy Yoke

In Christ is your true identity, your complete freedom to be who God has made and redeemed you to be! In Christ. That’s the key to your life! The Apostle Paul implores us to live our lives in Christ. He lives this way himself, boasting, “I glory in Christ” (Romans 5:17). In fact, in his epistles he encourages us to be “in Christ,” “in him,” or “in the Lord” 160 times! 

That’s 160 identity in Christ verses in the Bible! Paul says it again and again and again.  In Christ… In Christ… In Christ…

What does it mean to have your identity in Christ? It’s not just a matter of claiming Bible verses for yourself! To have your identity in Christ means that you’re placing your confidence for life and eternity in the Lord Jesus Christ. To be in Christ means you’re learning to do all that you do with and for Jesus in the Kingdom of God.

Identity in Christ Bible Verses

Here are verses of the great blessings marked in your identity as Jesus’ disciple and friend:

  For us who are In Christ…

  There is no condemnation (Romans 8:1)

  We can never be separated from God’s love (Romans 8:39)

  We have wisdom from God (1 Corinthians 1:30)

  We are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

  We become God’s children (Galatians 3:26)

  We have every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)

  We were also chosen (Ephesians 1:11)

  We have been seated in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6)

  We’ve been given the incomparable riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:7)

  We who were once far away have been brought near (Ephesians 2:13)

  We may approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12)

  Our joy overflows (Philippians 1:26)

  All our needs are met according to his glorious riches (Philippians 4:19)

  We are holy and faithful (Colossians 1:2)

  We are rooted and built up (Colossians 2:7)

  We can give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

  We have faith, hope, and love (1Timothy 1:1, 14)

Your Best Life is “In Christ”

How do you feel when you read this list of Bible verses? Which in Christ identifications do you most need to take hold of in your heart?

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