My girls love Taylor Swift. She is delightful, and I must admit some of her songs that I have heard are just sweet, they appeal to my female tastes, romanticism, and flow easily from my tongue…
Last night, I heard my daughter playing her guitar and singing..
“I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairytale,..
this ain’t hollywood, this is a small town..”
Everything in me started to scream…Oh yes she is a princess, and oh yes I will remind her. Seemed silly, but its part of our thinking. We have stopped thinking, and we take in the world, and brush it off. Our thinking becomes more compromising. “its just a song”, “its just how some people talk”, “its not as provactive as some I’ve seen”…you know what I mean.
While pondering Philippians 4:8…I am stuck all the way back at the beginning again! “think on…” we are not even thinking. I know it sounds like I am overboard here, but we become what we think. That is a proven fact of Psycology. If you sing “I’m not a princess” enough times, you will soon act that out. As a child of the King of Kings, YOU ARE ROYALTY, and the enemy is using his old tricks(because they still work) appealing to your heart, and lying to us, that its not a big deal. Its a big deal. Know who you are IN CHRIST..Know it, think about it, its imperative to your walk in victory. The enemy doesn’t want us to walk in victory, he is aiming for our defeat. So the LORD speaks in Philippians 4:8..”think on these things”…
Know who you are in Christ. Your identity in HIM is beautiful, HE doesn’t lie, HE paid the ulitmate price, and I believe with all my heart, HE wants you to know! Read through these, copy them, keep them in a place where you can look over them often…If you asked Christ to come into your heart and life, and you have surrendered your life to HIS kingship…this is who you are! THINK!
I am God’s child (John 1:12)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph 1:5)
12 responses to “Are we thinking? Really?”
Oh this list is wonderful! It is so true that we take for grated what we think upon at times. This is a good reminder to choose what we think on. Bless you!
Ang, I keep this one close to me…easy to find…generally if I am not thinking, or believing a lie, it starts right here…Who I am in Christ…HE has to be what defines us. Thanks for your encouragement!!
Great reminder of our identity in Christ. Thank you!
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We certainly has a place in Christ being and we should always remember that to lead us in living our life.
Thank you, Darla!
Great list and a wonderful reminder. I had a very similar list in my old Bible, now I’ll copy this one into my new one.
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can you email me this post do i can read it? i cant stay long enough to read it or my computer stops running…
Our fellowship just finished a men’s Bible study using the book “Victory over the Darkness” by Neil Anderson. Of the 13 chapters, Dr. Anderson uses the first 7 to talk about who we are in Christ and published a list like you have here for his readers.
This is something that the church needs to hear over and over again.
Jerald- I am a believer that if we really know who we are in Christ, without a doubt…we would be in victory more than we are. I teach this over and over, and am always amazed at who really doesn’t know it. I am finding that in all my trials, and “storms”, there is always a factor of unbelief, and it most always falls right here with “Who God says I am”. thanks for the comment! Want to catch up over on your blog too!
Sol- thanks for visiting, hope to see more of you. Loved your blog, and your music! I am going to highlight you and your brother on Sunday worship.
Shaneen- thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.
@ng-this is one topic that is near and dear to me..thank you for always being so kind 🙂
Tam- could not love you more than I do! sorry about the snow storm on your puter. I did turn it off, but then fooling around with themes it must have been turned back on…no I don’t like snow on my writing. 😆
Michelle- you are such a sweetie! I find myself depending on this list to “overcome” its a must. 😉
You are so right. It’s the little foxes that spoil the vineyard. The little thoughts that seem innocent, take root and begin to sprout … Take it to the Word! Right on. Thanks for missing me Darla! I felt so loved!
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Oh Darla! You are a Princess! You tell Trina that she is God’s cHilf – and that is a big WOW! He owns the universe, created it, and singled us out of all his creation to be like HIM !! He wants to fellowship with us!!
thats ‘child’ – sorry