What God Says About Me Printable Version
OriginPurposeLineageFamilyNatureNew SelfFreedomRelationship with GodPowerRole as a WomanRelationship with the WorldEternal LifeCharacter & Gifts

Growing up as a female in the U.S., you learn very quickly that you better look good if you want people to like you. And you better look good like other people think "good" is and not just "good" like you think it is. At least that's what the media says.

 

And whether you're male or female, you had better be successful too, like other people define success. Because if you're not "successful"... you're a failure. Right?

 

It's lies like this that I have lived under for most of my life and I'd venture to guess that you have too. Even as a Christian, I never really questioned these fundamental assumptions. But the problem is, that if you don't seem to be beautiful or successful, then where does that leave you?

 

So, a little while ago God in all His mercy began to take the pretty packaging off of some of these lies I was eating like candy and let me see them for what they were. At that point, I had to ask Him, "Well, I know who the world says I am, but who do You say that I am?" and so I began this project.

 

I literally went through the Bible (all of the New Testament and parts of the Old) looking for what He said about me as a Christian woman. (Most of these also apply to men.) I then rephrased them so they became statements that I could speak about myself.

 

This is important because like the Bible says, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (Jn 8:32) And who doesn't want to be set free? But also, because words are very powerful. We've seen their power over all these years as we've dragged around our broken-down self-images. But we also see their beautiful power when God does things like make light by saying "Let there be light." (Gen 1:3)

 

I hope and pray that this project is a helpful tool for you and that you begin to believe the truth about who you truly are and who you were made to be. Let there be light in your spirit.

 

[ All passages are taken from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV). Please note that I am not a Bible scholar, just a regular person like you. I would love to hear any feedback, suggestions, or other Scriptures you think should be included. You can contact me at chandra.spoken@yahoo.com. For further online Bible study/reference, I highly recommend biblegateway.com. ]

 

* The asterisk indicates that a passage has been significantly paraphrased.

Origin

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I am created in God’s image.

Gen 1:27

I was created to be with man and to be a helper suitable for him.

Gen 2:18-23*

I am created in the likeness of God and am blessed by God.

Gen 5:1-2*

From the very beginning, men saw women as beautiful and chose them to marry.

Gen 6:2*

God made me a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned me with glory and honor. God made me ruler over the works of His hands and put everything under my feet: All flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Ps 8:5-8

God’s hands made me and formed me.

Ps 119:73

God created my inmost being; He knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise Him because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; His works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Ps 139:13-14

Purpose

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The Lord has a purpose for me and He will fulfill it.

Ps 138:8

Before I was born, the Lord called me; from my birth He has made mention of my name.

Isa 49:1

God began a good work in me and He will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Phil 1:6

God is working in me to will and to act according to His good purpose.

Phil 2:13

Lineage

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Because I have received Him and believed in His name, I am a child of God, not of natural descent nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Jn 1:12-13

I am a child of God and belong to His family forever. I have a permanent place.

Jn 8:34-35

I am an heir of the prophets and of the covenant God made with the fathers. He said to Abraham, “Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.”

Acts 3:25

I am a child of God, and therefore am an heir of God and co-heir with Christ… I share in his sufferings in order that I may also share in His glory.

Rom 8:17

Because I believe, I am a child of Abraham. I am blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

Gal 3:7, 9

I am a daughter of God through faith in Christ Jesus… I have clothed myself with Christ. There is neither… male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus. If I belong to Christ, then I am Abraham’s seed and an heir according to the promise.

Gal 3:26-29

…God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of children. Because I am a daughter, God sent the Spirit of His Son into my heart, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So I am no longer a slave, but a daughter; and since I am a daughter, God has made me also an heir.

Gal 4:4-7

He chose me in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love he predestined me to be adopted as his daughter through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of his glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the one He loves. In Him I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

Eph 1:4-8

I am no longer a foreigner and alien, excluded from citizenship in Israel, without hope and without God. I have been brought near through the blood of Christ. I am a fellow citizen with God’s people and a member of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone.

Eph 2:12-13, 19-20, 22

I am an heir together with Israel, a member of one body, and a sharer in the promise in Christ Jesus.

Eph 3:6

I am a daughter of God. One way that I know this is because the Lord disciplines those He loves and he punishes everyone He accepts as a child, so that it may produce a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Heb 12:5-6, 11

God loves me so much that He calls me His child! I am a child of God, and what I will be has not yet been made known. But I know that when He appears, I will be like Him, for I shall see Him as He is.

1 Jn 3:1-2

I know that I am a child of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one… I am in Him who is true—even in His Son Jesus Christ.

1 Jn 5:19-20

Family

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I am part of people holy to the Lord my God. The Lord has chosen us out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

Deut 7:6

I am a part of God’s body and I belong to the other members. I have been given specific gifts, according to the grace given to me.

Rom 12:5-6*

We ourselves are God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in me.

1 Cor 3:16

I am part of the body of Christ. We were all baptized by one Spirit into the body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. The body is made of many parts with different functions and God has arranged the parts, every one of them, just as He wanted them to be. We are all indispensable to one another and each has honor.

1 Cor 12:12-31*

We are the temple of the living God.

2 Cor 6:16

In Him, we are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.

Eph 2:2

This mystery is that through the gospel, I am an heir together with Israel and we are members together of one body and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.

Eph 3:6

I am part of one body with Christ as the Head, and we are growing and building ourself up in love, as each part does its work.

Eph 4:4, 15, 16*

If I hold on to my courage and hope, I am part of God’s house, and Christ is head over God’s house, as His son.

Heb 3:6*

Like a living stone, I am being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood.

1 Pet 2:5

But I am part of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that I may declare the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once we were not a people, but now we are the people of God; once we had not received mercy, but now we have received mercy.

1 Pet 2:9-10

Nature

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Because I follow Jesus, I will never walk in darkness, but I will have the light of life.

Jn 8:12

I am already clean because of the word God has spoken to me.

Jn 15:3

I am called to be a saint.

Rom 1:7

I have a righteousness from God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Rom 3:22

I have been justified through Christ’s blood.

Rom 5:9

Sin will not be my master, because I am not under law, but under grace. I have been set free from sin and have become a slave to righteousness.

Rom 6:14, 18

I am controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit.

Rom 8:9

I am predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son.

Rom 8:29

I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy.

1 Cor 1:2

I have been washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God.

1 Cor 6:11

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him I might become the righteousness of God.

2 Cor 5:21

Because I belong to Christ Jesus, I have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

Gal 5:24

I am a saint.

Eph 1:1,
Phil 1:1

It is God’s will for me to be sanctified; that I should avoid sexual immorality; that I should learn to control my body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen… God did not call me to be impure, but to live a holy life.

1 Thes 4:3-4,7

I am a daughter of the light and a daughter of the day. I do not belong to the night or to the darkness… Since I belong to the day, I should be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint me to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through my Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thes 5:5, 8-9

I have been made holy through Jesus’ blood.

Heb 13:12

Because God’s seed remains in me, I will not continue to sin; I cannot go on sinning, because I have been born of God.

1 Jn 3:9

New Self

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Because I am in Christ, I am a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Cor 5:17

I am justified by faith in Jesus Christ and not by observing the law… I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loves me and gave himself for me.

Gal 2:16, 20

I was dead in my transgressions and sins, but God made me alive with Christ—it is by grace I have been saved. God raised me up with Christ and seated me with Him in the heavenly realms… I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do.

Eph 2:1, 5-6, 10

My new self is created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Eph 4:24

I was once darkness, but now I am light in the Lord.

Eph 5:8

I have been rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of the Son God loves, in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Col 1:13-14

Once I was alienated from God and was an enemy in my mind because of my evil behavior. But now He has reconciled me by Christ’s physical body through death, to present me holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

Col 1:21-22

I died, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is my life, appears, then I will also appear with Him in glory.

Col 3:3-4

I have taken off my old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. I am part of God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved.

Col 3:9-12

I have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In Him I was circumcised in the putting off of the sinful nature… having been buried with Christ in baptism and raised with Him through my faith in the power of God… When I was dead in my sins and in the uncircumcision of my sinful nature, God made me alive with Christ.

Col 2:10-13

In God’s great mercy, he has given me new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade—kept in heaven for me, who through faith am shielded by God’s power.

1 Pet 1:3-5

I have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

1 Pet 1:23

He himself bore my sins in His body on the tree, so that I might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds I have been healed.

1 Pet 2:24

I was like a sheep going astray, but now I have returned to the shepherd and overseer of my soul.

1 Pet 2:25

Freedom

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I am free from prison. Once I was blind, but I have recovered my sight. I am released from oppression.

Lk 4:18-19, 21*

Jesus said if I hold to his teaching, I am really His disciple. Then I will know the truth, and the truth will set me free. So if the Son sets me free, I will be free indeed.

Jn 8:31-32, 36

I have freedom in the Spirit of the Lord. I reflect the Lord’s glory and am being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Cor 3:17-18*

Jerusalem… is free, and she is our mother. I am a child of promise like Isaac. I am not a child of the slave woman, but of the free woman. It is for freedom that Christ has set me free. I will stand firm and not let myself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. I am called to be free.

Gal 4:26, 28, 31-5:1, 13

Relationship with God

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For the sake of His great name, the Lord will not reject His people, because the Lord was pleased to make us his own.

1 Sam 12:22

I am set apart for God and the Lord will hear when I call to Him.

Ps 4:3

I have been redeemed and summoned by name by God. I belong to God. I am precious and honored in His sight. God loves me and I am created for His glory.

Isa 43: 1, 4, 7*

God summons me by name and bestows on me a title of honor.

Isa 45:4

I am honored in the eyes of the Lord.

Isa 49:5

I am more valuable than the birds of the air, which God feeds and takes care of. He will take care of me like he takes care of the birds and will make me beautiful as the lilies of the field.

Matt 6:25-34*

I will not be afraid; I am worth more than many sparrows, but not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of the Father. And even the very hairs of my head are all numbered.

Matt 10:29-31 (Lk 12:6-7)

God the Father has been pleased to give me the kingdom.

Lk 12:32

God loves me so much that He sent his only Son to die for me so I can have eternal life.

Jn 3:16*

No one can snatch me out of Jesus’ hand. God the Father, who has given us to Jesus, is greater than all; no one can snatch me out of God the Father’s hand.

Jn 10:28-29

I have the Holy Spirit to be with me forever—the Spirit of truth. He lives with me and will be with me. God did not leave me as an orphan. The Holy Spirit teaches me all things.

Jn 14:16-18, 26*

Jesus loves me the same way that God the Father loves Jesus.

Jn 15:9*

I am Jesus’ friend if I do what He commands. He no longer calls me servant, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, He has called me friend, for everything that He learned from His Father He has made known to me. I did not choose Him, but He chose me and appointed me to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last.

Jn 15:14-16

God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.

Acts 10:34-35

I am among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

Rom 1:6

I have received reconciliation with God through Jesus.

Rom 5:10-11*

I have been called into fellowship with Jesus by God.

1 Cor 1:9

I am loved by God and I know that He has chosen me, because the gospel came to me not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.

1 Thes 1:4-5

I am loved by the Lord and from the beginning God chose me to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called me to this through the gospel, that I might share in the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thes 2:13-14

Christ Jesus has given me strength and has considered me faithful, appointing me to His service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent woman, I was shown mercy… The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1 Tim 1:12-14

I am a follower of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim 1:1

He chose to give me birth through the word of truth, that I might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.

James 1:18

I have been called. I am loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ.

Jude 1

Power

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One of us routs a thousand, because the LORD our God fights for us, just as he promised.

Josh 23:10

If I have faith as small as a mustard seed, I can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for me.

Matt 17:20

In Jesus’ name, I can drive out demons, speak in new tongues, pick up snakes with my hands, and drink deadly poison and it will not harm me. I can place my hands on sick people, and they will get well.

Mk 16:17-18

Jesus has given me authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm me.

Lk 10:19

I received power when the Holy Spirit came on me; and I am His witness in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Acts 1:8

I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me.

Rom 8:37

I do not lack any spiritual gift.

1 Cor 1:7

Though I live in the world, I do not wage war as the world does. The weapons I fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. I demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and I take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Cor 10:3-5

When I am weak, then I am strong. Christ’s power is made perfect in weakness. Christ’s power rests on me in my weakness.

2 Cor 12:9, 10

I am a soldier of Christ Jesus. I want to please my commanding officer. I don’t get involved in civilian affairs.

2 Tim 2:3-4

I am not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. I am a righteous one who lives by faith and God is pleased with me.

Heb 10:38, 39

Through faith, I am shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation.

1 Pet 1:5

I am from God and have overcome the spirits of the antichrist, because the one who is in me is greater than the one who is in the world.

1 Jn 4:4

Role as a Woman

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I am to be praised because I fear the Lord, rather than for charm or beauty which can be deceptive and do not last.

Prov 31:30*

As a wife of noble character, I am worth far more than rubies. My husband has full confidence in me and he lacks nothing of value. I bring him good, not harm, all the days of my life. I work hard, I take care of the needy, I take care of my family and household. I am clothed with strength and dignity. I speak with wisdom and give faithful instruction. My children and husband will praise me.

Prov 31:10-31*

My body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord… My body is a member of Christ Himself…. I am one with the Lord in spirit because I unite myself with the Lord… My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me. I am not my own; I was bought at a price. Therefore I honor God with my body.

1 Cor 6:13, 15, 17, 19, 20

As a wife, my body does not belong to me alone but also to my husband. In the same way, my husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to me.

1 Cor 7:4

As an unmarried woman, I am to be concerned about the Lord’s affairs: My aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.

1 Cor 7:34

A man is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man… In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.

1 Cor 11:7-9, 11-12

I am to dress modestly, with decency and propriety… with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

1 Tim 2:9-10

My beauty does not come from outward adornment… but from my inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

1 Pet 3:3-4

Relationship with the World

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I am the salt of the earth. I am the light of the world. When people see my good deeds, they will praise God.

Matt 5:13, 14, 16

If I follow Him, He will make me a fisher of men.

Mk 1:17

I do not belong to the world, but Jesus has chosen me out of the world.

Jn 15:19

When we were called, not many of us were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

1 Cor 1:26-29

I am Christ’s ambassador, as though God were making His appeal through me.

2 Cor 5:20

I shine like a star in the universe in a crooked and depraved generation as I hold out the Word of Life.

Phil 2:15-16

Those who live as enemies of the cross of Christ have their minds on earthly things, but my citizenship is in heaven. My lowly body will be transformed so it will be like his glorious body.

Phil 3:18, 20, 21

I am a workman approved by God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 Tim 2:15

If I cleanse myself from ignoble purposes, I am an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the master and prepared to do any good work.

2 Tim 2:20-21

I am God’s elect. I am a stranger in the world. I was chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ.

1 Pet 1:1-2

Eternal Life

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…When the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, I who have followed Jesus will also sit on one of the twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for Jesus’ sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

Matt 19:28-30, Mk 10:29-31

I have eternal life because I believe in the Son.

Jn 3:36, Jn 4:13-14, Jn 5:24, Jn 6:40, Jn 10:28

We will judge the world and angels.

1 Cor 6:2, 3*

I am an heir having the hope of eternal life, because I have been justified by His grace.

Titus 3:7

I am a recipient of the promised eternal inheritance, because Christ is the mediator of a new covenant and has died as a ransom to set me free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

Heb 9:15

I am receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken. I have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. I have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. I have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Heb 12:28, 22-24

Character and Gifts

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I am blessed because I do not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers, but my delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law I meditate day and night. I am like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever I do prospers.

Ps 1:1-3

Because I am one who looks to the Lord, I am radiant; my face is never covered with shame.

Ps 34:5

From the fullness of his grace, we have all received one blessing after another.

Jn 1:16

I will bear much fruit if I remain in Jesus.

Jn 15:5

I have the mind of Christ and can understand things that come from the Spirit of God.

1 Cor 2:14-16*

Already I have all that I want. Already I have become rich. I have become a queen.

1 Cor 4:8

To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good: to one… the message of wisdom… to another, message of knowledge… faith… gifts of healing… miraculous powers… prophecy… distinguishing between spirits… speaking in different kinds of tongues… interpretation of tongues… He gives them to each one, just as He determines.

1 Cor 12:7-11

It is God who makes me stand firm in Christ. He anointed me, set his seal of ownership on me, and put his Spirit in my heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2 Cor 1:21-22

Our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant… of the Spirit.

2 Cor 3:5-6

God has made us for the purpose of being clothed with our heavenly dwelling and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2 Cor 5:4-5

God is able to make all grace abound to me, so that in all things at all times, having all that I need, I will abound in every good work… Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase my store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of my righteousness. I will be made rich in every way so that I can be generous on every occasion, and my generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

2 Cor 9:8, 10-11

It is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.

Phil 3:3

I can be content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Phil 4:12-13

I have Christ in me, the hope of glory.

Col 1:27

I am a woman approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel and I speak as such. My appeal is not from impure motives, error, or trickery.

1 Thes 2:3-4*

Even thought I am young, I can set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

1 Tim 4:12

I have the gift of God, which is in me through the laying on of hands. For God did not give me a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

2 Tim 1:6-7

The word is planted in me, and it can save me.

James 1:21

I am one who through the righteousness of God and Savior Jesus Christ has received a precious faith.

2 Pet 1:1

I have everything I need for life and godliness through my knowledge of Him who called me by His own glory and goodness. His divine power has given everything to me. I have His great and precious promises, so that through them I can participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

2 Pet 1:3-4

I am one whose sins have been forgiven on account of His name. I am one who has known Him who is from the beginning. I am one who is strong, who has overcome the evil one, and I have the word of God living in me.

1 Jn 2:12-14*

I have an anointing from the Holy One, and I know the truth. The anointing remains in me and teaches me about all things. The anointing is real, not counterfeit.

1 Jn 2:20, 27

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