Most of us have times in our life that we are not proud of, moments that we feel define us. It is easy to lose sight of who we are. But who does God say that we are? When turning to scripture, the Lord says that we are his masterpiece, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (NLT, Ephesians 2:10). We often try to define ourselves based on what others think or say. But God has a different opinion, “We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his people” (NLT, 1 Thessalonians 1:4). We can be at rest knowing the Lord isn’t holding anything over our heads for those in Christ. His word says, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus” (NLT, Romans 8:1). Who does God say I am? Despite my failures, shortcomings, and mistakes, I am a Child of the Most-High God. That is who I am. That is who you are, “Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir” (NLT, Galatians 4:7).
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you that we are not defined by what we do, what family we are born into, or how much money we have. We are heirs of Christ, bought by your blood. Through salvation, we are cleansed from sin and made anew through your death and resurrection. Lord, we praise you that we are children of God.