Identity: Who God Says I Am

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Read Psalm 23:

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord
    forever.

From this Psalm, list all the character traits and qualities of God our Father.

Remember, God the Father gives us our identity and from that identity we live out our obedience to Him.  Take time this week and read through the following identity statements.

WHO GOD SAYS I AM:

The salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)

The light of the world (Matthew 5:14)

A child of God (John 1:12)

Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

Chosen by Christ to bear fruit (John 15:16)

Christ’s personal witness sent out to tell others about him (Acts 1:8)

A slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18)

A slave of God which makes me holy and gives me eternal life (Romans 6:22)

A co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17)

A temple-a dwelling place for God.  His Spirit lives in me. (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19)

Joined to the Lord and am one spirit with Him                (1 Corinthians 6:17)

A part of Christ’s body (1 Corinthians 12:27)

A new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17)

At peace with God, and He has given me the work of helping others find peace with Him                                    (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

A child of God and one with others in His family (Galatians 3:26-28)

A child of God and will receive the inheritance He has promised (Galatians 4:6-7)

A saint, a holy person (Colossians 1:2, Ephesians 1:1, Philippians 1:1)

A citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)

God’s building project, His handiwork, created in Christ to do His work (Ephesians 2:10)

A prisoner of Christ so that I can help others    (Ephesians 3:1, 4:1)

Righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24)

Hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

An expression of the life of Christ because he is my life (Colossians 3:4)

Chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12,  1 Thessalonians 1:4)

A child of light, not of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5)

Chosen to share in God’s heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1)

A part of Christ, I share in His life (Hebrews 3:14)

One of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5)

A member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, people belonging to God (1 Peter 2:9-10)

Only a visitor to this world in which I temporarily live    (1 Peter 2:11)

An enemy of the devil (1 Peter 5:8)

A child of God and will be like Christ when he returns   (1 John 3:1-2)

Born again in Christ and the evil one cannot touch me   (1 John 5:18)