"The people need someone to remind them who they are." I first heard this line in an old western movie. The hero of the film, an aged indian chief, worked to keep the indigenous people tied to their ancient culture. And it proved a difficult task as waves of settlers moved into their countryside.
"The people need someone to remind them who they are," is applicable not only to Native Americans but also to Christians. Like the Native Americans who were losing touch with their culture, Christians need to stay rooted to their true spiritual identity as outlined in scripture.
Consider the following truths all Christians must remember:
- I am no longer a slave, I am a son
- I once was far away, but now I am brought near to God
- Old things have passed away, behold all things have become new
- I was enslaved, but now I am free
- I was defeated, but now I am an overcomer
- I was in darkness, but now I am in the Light
- I was a lawbreaker, but now I am justified
- I am not going to hell, I am going to heaven
- I was an alien, but now I am adopted
- I was poor, but now I am rich, a co-heir with Christ
- I was guilty, but now I am declared righteous in Christ
- I was dead, now I am born again
Live up to your true identity. Remember who you are in Christ.