In this solo episode, I’m talking about identity, specifically our identity in Christ as daughters of the Most High King. You’ll hear how I struggled early on as a Christian to even understand what this means and how to live it out. In attempting to understand what it means to find our identity in Christ, I also share what it’s not, meaning you’re going to hear a bit about my messy life before Jesus (um, yes, it’s still messy AFTER Jesus but just in a different way now!) This is important because when we understand who we are in Christ, it informs how we move towards our God-shaped dreams.
IF YOU HAVE EVER WRESTLED WITH FINDING YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
This week I’m sharing a bunch of verses from scripture as proof that this is who we are: Daughters of the Most High King, in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to dig into God’s Word to see for yourself how this truth is reflected there (not because of who we are but because of Who He is). If you don’t believe it right now, that’s okay. But then, once you see it for yourself in His Word, I hope you’ll begin to rehearse it in your own mind (i.e. renew your mind with this truth) and then begin to believe it and live it out and let it be the freedom and hope with which you pursue whatever dream God has placed on your heart to do with your one precious life.
Looking for the printable scripture cards I mentioned in this episode?
You’ll find them in the Devoted Dreamers Insiders Group in Facebook. Click here to join and then, once you’re in, search for “Daughter of the King Scripture Cards.”
And here’s where you can find the Avery Printable Business Cards I used to print and make cards I can post all over my home, car, bathroom mirror, etc.
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Next week’s guest: April Matt with Along the Way
YOU ARE A CHILD (DAUGHTER) OF GOD
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
~ Galatians 3:26-29 (NIV)
YOU ARE AN HEIR, WITH CHRIST
Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
~ Romans 8:17 (NIV)
YOU ARE HIS BELOVED
“This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”
~ Matthew 3:17 (ESV)
HE CALLS YOU BY NAME. YOU ARE HIS.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
~ Isaiah 43:1 (ESV)
YOU ARE ADOPTED AND CHOSEN
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship 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.
~ Ephesians 1:4-6 (NIV)
YOU ARE HIS TREASURED POSSESSION
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
~ Deuteronomy 7:6 (NIV)
HE DELIGHTS IN YOU WITH LOUD SINGING
For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
~ Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
HE RUNS TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE FAR OFF
“So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.
~ Luke 15:20 (NLT)
2:30 – about trying new things and cutting back so I can do them
3:15 – using solo episodes to create an audio book
3:39 – the process of nailing down my “why”
3:53 – about the theme of the month
4:20 – subscribe to my Dream Letter
4:42 – this month we’re talking about identity
5:03 – a little of my story as a new believer, struggling with identity in Christ
6:11 – mini testimony – where I found my identity instead
10:08 – what does it look like to find identity in Jesus
10:47 – our identity is in Him because we are daughters of the King
12:05 – reading scripture over you because it’s just so good!
16:00 – how do we read scripture?
16:20 – Exodus 2 and what we might not have noticed before
17:35 – God was concerned about them, even though they didn’t know Him
19:09 – more scripture: Zephaniah 3:17 (my fav verse!)
19:19 – He’s the Father who runs to you when you’re far off
19:40 – He’s everything you ever wanted in an earthly father or husband
20:14 – Knowing your identity is the first step to living in His glory and freedom
20:35 – it’s also the first step toward the dream He has for you
20:55 – why I don’t call it a “God-sized dream” and what I’m calling it instead
21:37 – the story about my daughter’s birthday and how she’s “bigger” than her friend
22:29 – God is not measuring your impact
22:45 – He shaped your dream and put it in you
23:15 – He created you with purpose, gave you value and worth
24:14 – my prayer over you
28:09 – He will meet you in the plans He has for your life
28:17 – I’ve got these verses in printable form for you (check the FB group)
29:10 – renew your mind with scripture
29:38 – why scripture memory is such a helpful tool
30:33 – what’s coming up in February
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