TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 ESV)
PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• At 6:15 this morning, I got online to help an employee of one of my clients file for her unemployment benefits. Just as we got to the end, the system flagged her and said they could not confirm her identity. As both of us were ready to pull our hair out and start screaming, it occurred to me how grateful I am that God never has to question ours.
It’s a question that I think almost every Christian has faced at one time or another—“What if I’m not really saved?” Or “What if Jesus returns and forgets me?”
The great news is that if we were sincere when we asked Jesus to forgive us and if we were sincere when we asked Him to save us, then we’re once saved, always saved…. And Jesus never forgets. But still—the temptation to wonder about those questions sometimes happens.
Thankfully, God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows exactly who we are and most importantly, He knows Whose we are. We can trust that our Creator Who calls us by name (Isaiah 43:1) knows our very identity as well as the deepest places of our hearts (Proverbs 21:2; 1 Samuel 16:7; Acts 15:8).
Ephesians 2:10 reminds us, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” If we are His workmanship, we need never worry about our identity being lost. He has already defined our identity.
And that identity is spelled out for us in His Word! Which is all the more reason to read it. Then, read it again. Then, read it again, and again, and again! Let God tell you who you are as you grow in Him!
Today, as you pray, thank God that He has carved out a unique identity for you! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you trust that your identity is not in what the world says, but it’s in what God says! Ask for the reassurance that your identity is secure in Christ Jesus.
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