Because I believe Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am filled with wonder over His mercy and grace to me. Lent is a long time to write daily. It is 6 weeks of planning, rising early, study, inspiration and typing each morning on my computer. As I depended upon God, He faithfully inspired me each day. Trusting Him to provide, I have experienced His grace and mercy. I never lacked for time, energy or inspiration and was struck by the wonder of His Word. Through faith we receive so much from Him that our only true response is one of wonder, praise and love for our Savior. His promise to me in Psalm 37:5 has been enacted over and over as I committed this Lenten season of blogging to Him. “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act.”
Here is a recap of all the I am statements from this season. Print it out and use it to encourage yourself and revisit it when you doubt the value of faith in your life.
I am …. loved, a child of God, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, reconciled, justified, forgiven, holy and blameless before God, an ambassador, a temple, tenderly loved by God, salt, light, helped by God, sanctified, God’s Workmanship, not condemned, a citizen of Heaven, the sweet fragrance of Christ to God, a branch on Christ’s vine, a saint, confident of God’s good work in me, a prince/princess in God’s kingdom, a child of light, a friend of God, chosen by God, chosen by God to bear fruit, a joint heir with Christ, holy and I share in God’s heavenly calling, sustained by Christ, united with Jesus in Spirit, sealed by the Holy Spirit, firmly rooted and built up in Christ, one of God’s living stones, born of God and the evil one cannot touch me, a personal witness for Christ, known by God, seated with Christ in the heavenly realm, a member of Christ’s body, a conqueror, overwhelmed with joy, a bride/bridegroom for Christ and SAVED!
What an amazing list of what God has given to us and made us in and through Christ. Praise be to Jesus our Lord and Savior!