Monday, 14 January 2008

in Christ

Being rather forgetful and foolish, I thought I'd make a list to remind myself regularly of what I have in Christ. This is the bare minimum of what the Bible says.

I am dead to sin (Rom 6:1f)
I am alive to God (Rom 6:11)
I have eternal life (Rom 6:23)
I have no condemnation (Rom 8:1)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:39)
I belong to God's community (Rom 12:15)
I am sanctified (1 Cor 1:2)
I have received grace (1 Cor 1:4)
I have the sure hope of resurrection (1 Cor 15:22)
All of God's promises are Yes to me (2 Cor 1:20)
His victory is mine (2 Cor 2:14)
I am a new creation (2 Cor 5:17)
I am reconciled to God (2 Cor 5:19)
I am free (Gal 2:4)
I am justified (Gal 2:16)
I am a son of God (Gal 3:26)
I am one with my brothers and sisters (Gal 3:28)
(Eph 1:1-14)
I have every spiritual blessing
I am chosen
I am adopted
I am redeemed
I am predestined
I am raised and seated in the heavenly realms(Eph 2:6)
I am created for good works (Eph 2:10)
I inherit all the promises of the OT (Eph 2:13)
I am forgiven (Eph 4:32)
I have a righteousness from God (Phil 3:9)
I have a heavenly prize (Phil 3:14)
I have peace (Phil 4:7)
I have glorious riches (Phil 4:19)
I have fullness (Col 2:10)
I have a promise of life (2 Tim 1:1)
I have salvation (2 Tim 3:15)
I am called to eternal glory (1 Pet 5:10)

Every sin means simply to step outside of these things as if I did not know that I had Christ, and every obedient act flows naturally from knowing Christ and all that He is for me.