I am Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner. I am a woman, wife, mother, daughter, grandma, aunt, employee, author, speaker, runner, coffee connoisseur, and chocolate taster. These titles describe things I do and relationships I have, but they do not describe who I really am. Who I really am is a result of the finished work of Christ on the cross. I am a saint who sometimes sins. I am adopted into God’s family. I am a child of God. If we know who we are in Christ, we can claim the victory that has already been won. The battle is over, but we must claim the victory we have in Christ, our victor. Each of us must know our identity—that is, who we are in Christ.
Who am I in Christ? I am accepted. I am God’s child (John 1:12). I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15). I have been justified (Romans 5:1). I am united with the Lord and I am one spirit with Him (I Corinthians 6:17). I am secure. I am free forever from condemnation (Romans 8:1–2). I am assured that all things work together for good (Romans 8:28). I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20). I can find grace and mercy in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). I am significant. I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15:1–5). I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16). I am God’s temple (I Corinthians 3:16). I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). (From Who I Am in Christ by Dr. Neil Anderson, Bondage Breaker.)
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for restoring my identity to what you intended it to be in the Garden of Eden. You make it possible for me to be everything you designed me to be. Thank you for the indwelling of your Holy Spirit. I recommit once again to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.