- God is who He says he is.
- God can do what He says He can do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ.
- God’s Word is alive and active in me.
So what does God say about us?
1) God says we are His children!
1 John 3:1 (NKJV). “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. “
Ephesians 1:3-8 (NIV), “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his favor and will– 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
2) -God says we are: 1)Blessed, 2) Chosen, 3) Adopted, 4) Favored, 5) Redeemed, and 6) Forgiven.
If we can remember these six descriptions, we can can at least get a glimpse of our worth. Speak these words until they begin to take root. Speak them to yourselves – sometimes we have to remind ourselves of truth. We also need to speak them to the enemy when He comes to place doubt in your mind. The enemy knows that unless we believe we are who God says we are that we will live in constant defeat. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy!
Romans 8:30-31 (NKJV),‘Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
3) God says we are Called
All of us believers also have a calling. God custom creates us for the purpose of His choosing. Normally whatever His calling is for someone has as much to do with them as those they will serve. His calling forces us to face any insecurities we may have as to who we are and what we are capable of. It always requires great faith in “Who did the equipping”.
Romans 4:2-5, 20-24 (NKJV), “For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. 5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness” 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, 24 but also for us. It shall be imputed to us who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead”
4) God says we are Righteous
God states that believing Him is so important that He doesn’t count our actions as righteousness but our belief and faith in Him! In fact, Isaiah states that our righteous acts are as filthy rags. This does not indicate a license to sin! If we believe, really believe God, then we surely will make wiser and healthier decisions. Authentic faith cannot help but act. How we act, overwhelmingly flows from what we deeply believe. So our sin tends to display the level of belief we have in our God!
Isaiah 64:6 (NIV), “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. “
Romans 1:17 (NIV), “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
5) God says we are Obedient
Accepting God’s grace to cover our sins, and accepting the fact that God counts our faith as more important than our actions, does in no way, give us a “get out of hell free, card”. Instead, it reveals the very heart of God who desires His children to simply believe Him at His Word and to then act accordingly. One who believes God, acts according to God’s will and purposes. Obedience comes from faith.
Romans 1:5 (NLT), “Through Christ, God has given us grace and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.”
If you will also notice in that verse that we are given the grace and the authority to teach others this truth. Have you ever noticed that God is adamant that we allow Him to teach us what He wants us to teach others? We must get this truth deep into our spirits. As God begins to show you through His Word, who you are as His child, you must stop answering Him with reasons why you aren’t what He says. When God says You are this, you are to no longer answer “No, God, I am that.” When you can at least admit that maybe I am this but I don’t feel like it”, God can begin to crack open the door of breakthrough. All it takes is mustard seed faith. Through constant reminders through His Word, He will teach you to believe Him enough to at least start making decisions like one who is who He says He is. You must start making choices based on the truth and not on your feelings or false belief system. Make choices based on God’s Word – How would someone act who is who God said He is?
based on “Believing God” by Beth Moore
study by Laurie L Webb