We looked briefly to these statements several weeks ago (Day 1), but it bears meditating on again and again. One of the core needs we have as humans is to be accepted and to belong. It is in a relationship with Christ that we find true acceptance and belonging. Enjoy the following thoughts and promises.
I Am Accepted
1. I am a child of God.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. (John 1:12-13; New Living Translation)
2. I am Jesus’ chosen friend.
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I call you friends, because I have made known to you everything I heard from my Father. (John 15:15; New Century Version)
3. I am holy and acceptable to God.
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. (Romans 5:1; New Living Translation)
4. The Lord lives in me.
Do you not know that you are a house of God and that the Holy Spirit lives in you? (1 Cor. 3:16; New Life Version)
5. I belong to God.
. . . now you belong to God. You do not belong to yourselves. God bought you with a great price. So honor God with your body. You belong to Him. (1 Cor. 6:19-20; New Life Version)
6. I am a part of Christ’s body.
You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything. (1 Cor. 12:27-28; Message Bible)
7. He had me in mind as He laid down the foundations of this world.
Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. (Eph. 1:5-6; Message Bible)
8. I am free and forgiven.
The Son paid for our sins,and in him we have forgiveness. (Col. 1:14; New Century Version)
9. I am complete in Christ.
When you have Christ, you are complete. He is the head over all leaders and powers. (Col. 2:10; New Life Version)