1 John 1:1-4:6
1 John 3:1, “How great is the love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
Have you ever been to a function where you were given a “Hello, My Name Is…” sticker to wear? With that in mind, if you were to fill in the blank with a word other than your actual name, what would it be? Maybe you’d select a positive quality such as “intelligent,” “funny,” or “kind.” Or maybe, like so many of us, you’d label yourself negatively with a word like “failure,” “unattractive,” or “average.” But here’s the thing: if we know Jesus personally, He has filled in our label! We are who He says we are — and nothing less. So, saying or believing otherwise is an insult to God’s divine design! Why? Because God doesn’t create junk!
You are not average; you’re extraordinary! God created you with a very specific purpose in mind. So, the more we look to God’s Word and gain confidence in our true identity, the more others will see Christ in us — our ultimate goal as His followers!
Think about that “Hello, My Name Is…” sticker again. Which of these words will you choose: loved, forgiven, blessed, chosen, complete, new creation, or child of God? Because that is who you are!
Heavenly Father, Thank You for calling me by name and giving me a new identity in Christ. Today, I choose to believe that I am who You say I am – Your dearly loved child, empowered by Your Spirit through Christ to bring glory to Your name. Amen.