Last week, I read Pastor Dianne Wilson’s book, “body & soul, The Lifestyle.” She and her husband used to be pastors at Hillsong Church and now they pastor a newer church plant, Newport Church in California. The book was such a great read about how we keep our mind, body and soul healthy. We only get one life to live and if we want to live it to the fullest, we need to keep all of these healthy.
One of the great reminders from this book, was simply what we believe to be true about ourselves. I am going to pass along to you 10 “I Am” statements, that I encourage you to say over yourself every morning this week (and beyond). If you have a hard time saying any of them, PLEASE pray about this and take it to the Lord and some trusted girl friends to get at the root cause of WHY you have a hard time believing it to be true of you. These are Truths taken straight out of the Bible and they are what our Heavenly Father longs for each of us to not only believe to be true about ourselves, but also about each other. So, here we go:
1. I am created in the image and likeness of God (“So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27)
2. I am fearfully and wonderfully made (“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth…” Psalm 139:13-15)
3. I am free (“So if the Son liberates you, then you are really and unquestionably free.” John 8:36)
4. I am loved (“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:11)
5. I am accepted (“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7)
6. I am valuable (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16)
7. I am blessed (“And my God will liberally supply your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19)
8. I am intelligent (“For who has known or understood the mind of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ and do hold the thoughts of His heart.” 1 Corinthians 2:16)
9. I have hope (“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11)
10. I am strong (“I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me.” Philippians 4:13)
This week, I pray that God will help each of us to believe these truths about ourselves so that one day, we may all live from our true identity and truly enjoy the reality of life in Christ! Thank you, beautiful, for all you do!