Fresh Hope – 3rd July 2019

Today I am leaving you with four powerful truths about who God says you are! Take the time to meditate on each one. Let the truths sink into your heart. This isn’t positive thinking . . . this is reality!

1. You are valuable. God designed you! He breathed into your nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7).

You were made in his image (Genesis 1:27), meaning you carry His DNA! You may have been a surprise to your parents, but you were well planned by God (Psalm 139:16). He knows the fine details of your life (Matthew 10:30), and you are worth far more than the birds who are looked after (Matthew 6:26).

2. You are new. You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are not masted by sin (Romans 6:11). You are not a slave, rather a son. So you live free from guilt and shame (Ephesians 2:4-5). You are forgiven by the blood (1 John 1:7,9). You have right standing with God (Romans 4:5). This position is secure. Nothing will separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:39).

3. You are called. You are God’s workmanship – designed with a purpose. God has wired you for a mission – to do good (Ephesians 2:10). God has meaningful and fulfilling work in place for you. You are called to be a light on a hill, not hidden (Matthew 5:14). You have been seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6), positioned in a place of authority. You are a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17). His plans for you are good and so you can live with hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

4. You have been set free. Anything that ties you down, binds you up and shackles your heart, no longer has the right to be there! Christ has set you free, not just from your old nature, but anything that enslaves you (Galatians 5:1). Where His Spirit is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17), and you will be truly free (John 8:36). You can walk in freedom, for He has bought you into a spacious place (Psalm 119:45, Psalm 118:5).

Emma Burchell

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