WHO AM I
AS:the body of Christ
I am a child of God; God is spiritually my Father. Romans 8:14,15 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."
I am God's workmanship, created in Christ for good works.Ephesians 2:10For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I am a new creation in Christ; old things have passed away and all things have become new.2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.1 Corinthians 3:16Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?1 Corinthians6:19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.
I am a friend of Christ.John 15:15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
I am the light of the world.Matthew 5:14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden."
I am part of the true vine.John 15:1-2"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful."
I am an heir with the Father and a joint heir with Christ. Galatians 4:6.7 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, " So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.Romans 8:17Now if we are children, then we are heirs heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
I am a citizen of heaven.Ephesians 2:19Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's householdPhilippians 3:20But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ
I am a member of Christ's body.1 Corinthians 12:27Now you
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him.1
are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
Corinthians 6:17But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
I am a slave of
I am the righteousness of God in
righteousness.Romans 6:18God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God
Christ.2 Corinthians 5:21God made him who
I am called by Christ to bear
had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
fruit.John 15:16You did not choose me, but I
I am the salt of the
chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
I am an expression of the life of Christ. Colossians 3:4When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
earth.Matthew 5:13"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness,how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything,except to be thrown out and trampled by men."
I am a partaker of a heavenly calling.Hebrews 3:1Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.
WHO AM I AS:the body of Christ
I am a royal priest I am one of God's , a holy nation.1 Peter living stones, being built up in hood 2:9But you are a chosen people, a royal priest Christ as a spiritual house.1 Peter 2:5you
also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
hood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
I am the devil's enemy.1 I am an alien and a Peter 5:8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the stranger to this world. devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
I am saved by grace.
1 Peter 2:11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.
Ephesians 2:8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
I am a recipient of spiritual blessing in
I am a true worshiper
the heavenly placesin Christ.Ephesians 1-6 (The Whole book!)
who worships the Father in spirit and in truth. John 4:24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
Sometimes we feel a desire to better understand who we really are. Sometimes we lose track of our own identities, we flow down the current of life and sometimes ending up not knowing who we are anymore.
WHO AM I WITHIN:
I am unique, but the same
the body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 4There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
I am an ambassador, a minister of truth 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 19that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
I am, part of a bigger picture, but also very needed and specific. 1 Corinthians 12:20-25 20As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" 22On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
I am a teacher, a student, an accountability partner, a self actualizer, a trainee, a trainer 2 timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
Engaged in a mission
I am a servant leader Matthew 20:26; whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant
I am a commemorator Matthew 26:26-27 26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." 27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
Acts 1:8 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
I am a family member, sharing life, and living it together. Acts 2:42-4742They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
WHO AM I Spiritually:
I am Connected to God/ a Worshiper
I am living life as a living sacrifice, not self-centered Romans 12:1-2 (New International Version) 1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I am a killer of sinful desires Galatians 5:16-18 16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
John 4:24 ESV God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
I am Striving Maturity, always ready for truth 1 Corinthians 3:1-2 1Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly —mere infants in Christ. 2I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
I am guided by God through his grace, not by Law or the systems of society. Romans 6:11-14 (New International Version) 11In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 14For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
I am into: “ prayer, the study of scripture, fasting, simplicity, solitude, confession/ self actualization , worship, submission, service” -Conformed to His Image, Ken Boa
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learn these things - Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Others Compassionately * Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective * Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Disciplines * Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ * Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives * Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God * Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ * Process Spirituality: Process versus Product, Being versus Doing * Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Ken Boa. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and * Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation. * Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyles of Evangelism and Discipleship (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001), p. 21-23. * Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship.
Published on Oct 18, 2010