Jesus promised His people that “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32) (NIV). Our identity in Jesus Christ is a fundamental truth that we believers need to understand, if we are to experience this promised freedom and to grow to christian maturity.
Relationship versus Harmony
Relationship= being born again (DNA) a son or daughter of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Harmony= doing according to Jesus Christ ( Trust and Obey )
One of the ways as a christian to live through our adversities is to understand our spiritual inheritance because this is the key to resolving our daily conflicts.
Knowing truth about who you are in Christ makes such a difference in your success at handling the challenges and conflicts of life. It is imperative to your growth and maturity that you believe God’s truth about who you are.
According to Neil T. Anderson’s book Victory Over Darkness, he explains as a christian we must realize the power of your idenity in Christ. Your understanding of who God is and who you are in relationship to Him is the critical foundation for your belief system and your behavior patterns as a christian.
2 Timothy 1:9 (NIV) He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.
We live through the adversities of life by knowing who God is and who we are in Him.
Where in your own life do you see a connection between your belief system and your behavior patterns?
How does your belief about yourself influence your behavior?
You are loved by God so continue to study who you are in Him!
Until we meet again,
Yours in Christ,
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