I am who You say I am. Who does the Lord say that I am? He says that I am His child, and He is my Father.
So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then God has made you an heir. — Galatians 4:7
We are called sons because sons were the children who received the inheritance of the family. We inherit the kingdom of God. Our hearts will forever cry Abba! Father! Praise His goodness and mercy for calling me His child! I am an heir to the King of kings and Most High. What a kind Father. He says that I am His friend.
I no longer call you slaves, because the slave does not understand what his master is doing. But I have called you friends because I have revealed to you everything heard from my Father. — John 15:15
How incredible. He has called me His friend! I am a friend of Jesus. What a sweet relationship to celebrate. He says that I am His temple.
Don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? — 1 Corinthians 6:19
God has chosen me to be a temple for His Holy Spirit. What an honor. How incredible that this wonderful God has allowed me to be used by His Holy Spirit. He says that I am a new creation.
So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away--look, what is new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17
I will lift His name high because He has stripped away the old and replaced it with new! He says that I am chosen.
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth. — 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Y'all!! He has chosen us from the beginning! He knew our sin, He knew our brokenness, and, yet, He still chose us! Again and again, He will choose us because He is faithful Father who has specifically decided that we were worth saving. In Colossians 3:12, it says,
Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience...
He chose us. He calls us holy and dearly loved!!!! He says that we are citizens of Heaven.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. — Philippians 3:20
He has a place for us for eternity. An eternity of perfect community with our Savior. We are eternity-driven and kingdom-minded! Praise Him for our citizenship. He says that we are members of the body of Christ.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. — 1 Corinthians 12:12
We get to be in community with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We get to be one body with one purpose in Christ. He says that we are His workmanship.
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
The Almighty God of the universe created us as His workmanship! Wow! Not just that, but He also prepared good works for us to walk in before He even created us! He equipped us to walk in these good works! What a God! He says that we are alive and free.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He has for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! — Ephesians 2:4-5
No longer dead, but alive!
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. — John 8:36
Free indeed, my sweet brother and sisters!! He says that we are fully known.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. — 1 Corinthians 13:12
He is the one who knows us fully and completely in all of our brokenness. Yet, He still loves, pursues, and delights in us. How amazing. I am who He says I am. We are who He says we are.