For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
Whose Are You?
Most of us spend a lifetime trying to find out who we really are. We all wear different hats and present a different version of ourselves to the world. We show one side of us at work, another side to our family, and maybe even another side at church on Sunday.
Knowing who you are is important, but knowing whose you are is even more important. Life changes when you understand whose you are.
As a born again follower of Christ, you are the Lord’s. When you came to Christ in faith, God became your father, and you became His child. You are a child of the King of Glory, and God always takes care of His children.
When You Are the Lord’s
When you are the Lord’s, there is no fear of death. You know that when you die, you will see Jesus face-to-face and spend eternity with Him.
When you are the Lord’s, there’s no fear of life because as a child of the Living God, you know He is watching over you, guiding you, and providing all you need.
Your father is the great creator. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Your father holds all things together and owns the cattle on a thousand hills. No good thing is He withholding from you.
You are the Lord’s. You are his child and 1 Peter 2:9 says you are His prized possession. Like the father of the prodigal son, God has placed His ring and robe on you. You have the righteousness of Christ on your shoulders and the Holy Spirit within you. He has given you His name. Even the word Christian identifies whose you are.
Because you are the Lord’s.
You don’t have to fear tomorrow.
You never fear death because you will see the Lord.
You live above worry or anxiety because God takes care of His own.
You can walk in confidence today because you are His prized possession.
On your worst day or your best day, you are still the Lord’s.
Nothing you did made you good enough for God to love you and make you His own. Praise the Lord for His grace that called you to Himself, gave you His name, and made you His child.
Look at that promise again.
For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. – Romans 14:8
Makes these confessions.
I am the Lord’s.
Whether I live or die, I am still the Lord’s.
He has made me His child and will take care of me now and in the future.
Praise God for His grace and love that is poured out on me.
In Jesus name,
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Do you see yourself as the Lord’s? How has that changed your life? Share your thoughts in the comments below.