There are many ways we identify ourselves: name, relationships, beliefs, faith, land of ancestry, job title, marital status, parent, grandparent, hobby/sports enthusiast, etc. Sometimes our identity appears to be like the Biblical woman in Luke 13, who was constantly stooped over, eyes down. Then something miraculous happened. Jesus touched her, and looking into His eyes we can only imagine that her identity became linked with His. As we look to Jesus He reveals God’s great love for us, and we cannot help but see ourselves differently. If Jesus is our Savior, we are part of the family of God with our identity wrapped up in Him forever. Unlike the identity theft possibilities of these days, our identity is forever safe with Him.
We read throughout the Bible that:
We can be confident approaching God with freedom and confidence. (Hebrews 4:16)
We are citizens of heaven. (Philippians 3:20-21)
We have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
We are forgiven and have redemption through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:7)
We have access to our Heavenly Father. (Ephesians 2:18)
God’s power is made perfect through our weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
God loves us and is with us. (1 John 4:16, Isaiah 41:10)
Unlike the difficulty of getting our identity restored when we have lost it through identity theft, our identity is insured in heaven’s vault because God protects it. True to His Word, we can have a new identity card issued if we have never had a relationship with Him. He knows us so well, every aspect of who we are. He identity-proofs us if we are in Him. Do you know the great God Who formed you and knows everything about you? If not, you can today, by asking Him to forgive your sins through Jesus’ sacrificial love on the cross for you and by accepting all He has for you. He is waiting to reveal your true identity in Him today. It is safe with Him.