by Debbie Fredrickson
Ministry of Encouragement & Faith

WHO YOU SAY by Hillsong Worship (YouTube)
You may have thought at one time WHO AM I that God would pursue me and welcome me into His family of love even though you feel far away from His Holiness.
"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be CALLED children of God; and so we are." 1 John 3:1
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. 4 Even before he made the world, GOD LOVED US AND CHOSE US in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. 5 God decided in advance to ADOPT us in Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who BELONG to his dear Son. 7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and FORGAVE our sins. 8 He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:3-8
We are blessed with every spiritual blessing because we are united with Christ. He chose us before the beginning of time to be in Christ as the adopted children of God; holy and without fault in His eyes because of what Christ did on the cross for us. By this He poured out His richest grace upon us and purchased our freedom and forgave us our sins, showering His kindness on us by giving us all wisdom and understanding as to how much He loves us.
How has God defined Who I Am?

I am chosen
I am adopted into His family
I am loved, holy & faultless because of Christ's death on the cross
I am free from the power of sin
I am forgiven to receive His kindness, wisdom, and understanding
I am His beloved
Jesus the Son of God, the pursuer of my soul, had defined who I am by His marvelous love and redeeming grace. He has set me free from the power of sin and death and calls me a child of God, so I can always say, I am who you say I am.
God has made it clear to us that we are His beloved and His promise is clear that he is always on our side; fighting for us to bring us ultimately to our eternal home with Him.
"So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you BELONG TO HIM, the power of the LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT has FREED YOU from the power of sin that leads to death...He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be FULLY SATISFIED for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead FOLLOW THE SPIRIT." Romans 8:1-4
How has God given you freedom in the Spirit?
"What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If GOD IS FOR US, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has CHOSEN FOR HIS OWN? No one—for God himself has given us RIGHT STANDING with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us." Romans 8:31-34

How has God made it clear to you of His unfailing promises?

Our God has expressed His love and commitment to you now and forever. Because you belong to Him. Write your thoughts to God of your love and gratitude to Him for all He has done.
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