Be Encouraged

Recently I was talking with a woman who asked the purpose of this blog. I told her it is a Christian blog to encourage believers in their journey. I got to thinking about that and I wonder if I am sending enough encouragement your way. It’s been a tough couple of years for many and every day I hear how discouraged people are. If we fill our minds with what’s wrong with our world or what’s hard in our lives, our faith can be weakened and we can lose hope.

So this week, I want to send you some encouragement and hope. Take a few minutes and read through this scripture about who we are in Christ and what God says about us. Meditate on the verses that are most encouraging for you. Pray them over yourself (and others), write some down on index cards or post-it notes to leave around the house to lift your spirits during the day.

Be encouraged, friend. God is your hope and future!

I am God’s child – John 1:12
I am Christ’s friend – John 15:15
I am a new creation – 2 Cor. 5:17
I am God’s temple – 1 Cor. 3:16
I have been justified – Romans 5:1
I am complete in Christ – Col. 2:10
I am a citizen of Heaven – Phil. 3:20
I am united with the Lord – 1 Cor. 6:17
I am bought with a price – 1 Cor. 6:20
I am God’s co-worker – 1 Cor. 3:9, 2 Cor. 6:1
I am a personal witness for Christ – Acts 1:8
I am hidden with Christ in God – Col. 3:3
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 have been redeemed and forgiven – Col. 1:14
I have been adopted as God’s child – Eph 1:5
I am free forever from condemnation – Rom. 8:1-2
I am free from any charge against me – Rom. 8:31-34
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit – Eph. 2:18
I cannot be separated from the love of God – Rom. 8:35
I am established, anointed, sealed by God – 2 Cor. 1:21-22
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms – Eph. 2:6
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 am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life – John 15:1-5
I am God’s workmanship, created for good works – Eph. 2:10
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Phil. 4:13
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected – Phil. 1:6

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 

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