Week 11 Seeing Who You Are
Perspective is everything. So far this year we have read what the Word says about our Heavenly Father and our place through His eyes. But we must internalize these truths; we must have OUR eyes opened to SEE who we are.
This study is giving me the edges to help me put the random puzzle pieces I’ve collected over the past few years together. And then I can step back and see the whole picture and be who I was always called to be. Perspective is everything.
This week I studied a lot of passages about who I am in Christ. I settled on one to illustrate all, but you can focus on any or all.
COLOSSIANS 2:9-10For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 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.
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17, 21
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
…God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.