Learning about my identity in Christ was life changing for me. For years I struggled with insecurity and uncertainty of who I actually was. My identity was wrapped around the opinions of others and my own distorted view of myself.
Our identity and esteem are not a matter of who we know, what church we attend, what type of car we drive, where we work, which neighborhood we live in, the designer label in our clothes, who are friends are or even what other people think of us.
Our identity and esteem come from the relationship we have with God through Jesus Christ. It comes from the shed blood of the Lamb of God. It is based on what God says about us and not on what others say. We are to be constantly looking to Him for our self-definition and for our identity. Jesus has already affirmed our value by His willingness to die for us.
Scripture Writing Challenge
I want to invite you to participate in a Scripture Writing Challenge for the month of March (you can do it during other months if you choose).
A scripture writing challenge is basically spending 10-15 minutes everyday writing out a passage of scripture. This months theme is “Identity In Christ “.
I have created this plan that you can follow everyday. It is a simple and effective tool that you can use to enrich and grow your relationship with God.
Every day read and write out the corresponding scripture with the day of the month Keep the following questions in mind as you write the scripture down:
1. What is the word saying?
2. What does it mean to me personally?
3. How can I take action on it?
4. How does it enhance my view of God?
You can use any bible that you like. I prefer the amplified translation. A great website that has numerous translations to choose from is Biblegateway.com
If you are needing some further instruction on how to go about doing this challenge please read the post on the link – Scripture Writing – What is it? How to implement it.
I want to encourage you to end your writing sessions with a prayer. If you would like you can pray the following:
Father God, I want to thank You for the gift of Your Word. It is exciting to dig into your Word and find the nuggets of truth concerning Your love for me and who I am in You. There have been many times in my life where I felt unsure of myself and insecure. There are times when I have struggled with uncertainty and false beliefs about myself.
I now know that during those times, You were walking along side me. I pray that You will reveal to me what it is You see when You look at me. Show me the truth in Your Word concerning my identity. My desire is to deepen my relationship with You. May Your Word draw me even closer to You and change my life from the inside out. I ask for knowledge and the wisdom to use that knowledge in my life. Thank you for meeting me in Your Word.
In Jesus’name ~~ amen
I have made it a practice after doing my scripture writing to daily write down five things that I am grateful for in the past 24 hours. This is a practice that I have been doing for over twenty years and it has become a life changing experience for me.
Additional Monthly Challenges
Here is another scripture writing plan:
Are you taking the challenge? Let me know how it is working for you. I would love to hear from you as well as pray for you.
Be blessed 💞💞💞
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