You Are My Beloved

Author: Gursimran Chhatwal — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 21, 2020

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You Are My Beloved

Our world is full of uncertainty. We’re surrounded with comparison and competition, causing us to feel overwhelmed. However, in my experience, the more certain we are of our identity in Christ, the more sure of ourselves we are in the face of uncertainty. We can take comfort in knowing God has drawn us into His presence with love and kindness. His love, demonstrated by the finished work of the cross, gives us the permission and privilege to wholeheartedly embrace our identity in Christ as “The Beloved of God.” If we trust Jesus for what He has done, we are treasured and honored sons and daughters who have eternal life. When God looks at us, He sees Christ’s righteousness, and He delights in making us more and more like Him. Although none of us are perfect, because we are made in God’s image, each of us are precious. As we recognize that we are who God says we are, we gain the courage to embrace who God has made us to be. By drawing strength from His love, we can resist the temptation to compete or compare, and instead pursue the purposes God has uniquely designed for us. We are marvelously made children of God, who are learning to view themselves as “The Beloved of God,” finding our identities in Him. • Gursimran Chhatwal • How does having our identities rooted in Jesus affect the way we view both our accomplishments and our failures? • What are some ways God has uniquely gifted you to serve Him? • Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27. If you know Jesus, you are a member of the Body of Christ, united with other believers through the Holy Spirit. They are a part of you, and you are a part of them. How does that affect your identity and the way you view church? But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)


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Psalm 139:13-14