Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
He who is joined to the Lord is one Spirit with Him.
In Whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins.
Thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Noah was the brightest man on earth. Abraham was God's new pioneer.
Jacob became Israel's point man. Leah became the Lord's most wanted. Joseph became Egypt's governor. Tamar's initiative was fruitful. Moses' humility was crucial. Joshua's courage was evident.
Rahab was a lady in waiting. Samson was set up for the last laugh. Ruth was a grandmother of Jesus. David was Israel's greatest king. Jeremiah was speaking for God. Elijah was given company. Job was his season's biggest winner.
Barren women became famous moms. Come-from-behind stars gave God glory. Their victories proved His existence.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: Your identity is in Jesus, so don't buy Satan's phony labels.
If he convinces you you're worthless, just to hunker down till Heaven comes, consider this Enemy Plan B. Because you become what you believe. If he convinces you you're hot stuff, just to grab the glory he provides, consider this Enemy Plan A. Because God's given him this power.
God promises you a fruitful life, if your identity is in Him. Your goal must not
be shiny trophies, but the light of His Son's legacy.**
And 'We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same Image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord' (2 Corinthians 3:18).
To Be Continued...
* Cool links:
* Our Identity in Christ According to the Scriptures: http://crossinglouisville.com/sermon/our-identity-in-christ/;
* Families in Christ, Identity in Christ: http://www.familiesinchrist.com/test
* The "I Am" List: http://www.savedhealed.com/iamlist.htm
* Who Does God Say That I Am: https://bible.org/article/who-does-god-say-i-am
** If trophies come, cool. Give God the glory, but just don't chase them or define your success by them.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game series.