This is my fifth post in my mini-series on discovering our identity in Christ based on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus.
For my discussion on the meaning of the phrase ‘in Christ,’ click here.
I recommend catching up on the first four posts before reading this one. To be directed to the older posts, click here.
In my last
In the fifth chapter of his book, Mark gives us an account of a day in the life of Jesus.
Demon possessed man healed
Mark chapter 5 begins with the arrival of Jesus and his disciples to the region of the Gerasenes.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, I invited my three beautiful guest bloggers (aka my daughters) to write on the importance of thankfulness and to include the things they are personally thankful for.
The posts below were written by them
Forgiven and accepted saints
This is the fourth post in a mini-series I have been writing on discovering our identity in Christ and living our lives to reflect who we are in him.
For my discussion on the meaning of the phrase ‘in Christ’ click here.
In my last post, we discussed the reality of our redemption in Christ Jesus and we ended on the confession that we are blessed, chosen, loved, adopted and redeemed saints in Christ Jesus.
Today’s study will pick up in
This is the third post in a mini-series on knowing and walking in the reality of who we are in Christ based on the first chapter of the book of Ephesians.
In order to live and fulfill God’s call and plan for our lives, it is extremely important that we plug into His perspective of who we are in Him. Our thoughts about ourselves should align with who God says we are according to the Scriptures and not our feelings.
When we renew our minds with the reality of who we are in Christ, we will have victory in this life.
In my last post titled Ephesians 1: Your Identity in Christ-Part 1, I started a mini-series on knowing and walking in the reality of who we are in Christ and I stated that it is extremely vital for Christians to understand the phrase ‘in Christ.’
The word of God will not make a difference in your life until you study and meditate on it long enough for it to change your thinking. By studying and meditating on scriptures on this subject, I have learnt to base my identity on who I am in Christ; i.e. on my personal, intimate relationship with him.
When I take my eyes off Jesus, I lose my identity. But when I fix my gaze on him, I find myself.
As followers of Christ, it is extremely vital that we know and understand our identity in Christ.
If you are shaky and tossed by the wind with regards to your identity; you may know all about God and you may be keenly aware of how you are expected to walk by faith and live a holy life as a Christian, but you may find it to be an uphill task until you renew your mind with scriptures regarding your identity and what God has done for you in Christ. Knowing who you are in Christ will give you the boldness
Make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control. 2 Peter 1:5-6
Even if you live all by yourself on a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the ocean, you will be required by God on a daily basis to exercise self-control.
The NIV Study Bible defines self-control as “victory over sinful desires” while the Dictionary of Bible Themes defines it as “physical and emotional self-mastery, particularly in situations of intense
The post below was written by my dear friend and fellow worker in Christ Jesus who chose to remain anonymous. She is a beautiful woman of God, a wife and mother who has an insatiable desire for the things of God. I bless God for her life.
Have you ever seen an athlete begin a race without understanding how to run to the finish line or knowing the prize to be awarded at the end?
In Hebrews 12:1, Apostle Paul tells us that a race has been set before us and in 1 Corinthians 9:24, he instructs us to run in such a way as to obtain the prize
I had plans for a totally different post but I was compelled to write on peace.
I’ve had a rough month. Nothing extraordinary. Nothing major. Just the compounded stress of daily life. So this is my reminder that the God of peace is with me and that I have His peace resident in my spirit.
What is peace?
The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines peace as