What we think about ourselves is so very important! It is absolutely essential that we realize the truth about who we are.
Because of that, the enemy is going to try to feed us lies and attack us in many different ways to mislead us about our identity, value, and worth. But friends, we are so very, very loved and valuable to God. If we can get that truth deep into our hearts where we can begin to believe it, that changes everything!
We’ve been discussing identity the past few weeks. (You can read more HERE, HERE and HERE) But today, I simply want to give you some free resources and direct you to some other places where you can read and listen for more encouragement. Pick a few of these places to go to. You’ll find helpful insights and encouragement there, but most of all, delve into the God’s word. It’s in-between the pages of the Bible that we find a love so deep that we can’t even begin to comprehend it, but even the little bits we can grasp are simply amazing!
His love changes us from the inside out and gives us confidence and assurance. We don’t have to measure up to Him, we don’t have to worry about what He thinks about us. We don’t have to do anything to earn His love. It’s a gift. When we find our identity in that love, we discover a new place of freedom in our lives.
Some FREE resources for you!
Last week I created a handout about identity and this week I decided to revamp it. (Yes, perfectionism
sometimes often gets the best of me, still!) Actually it contained two different topics and I wanted to separate them. So here is a new printout about identity that is a little different than last week’s. : ) I just couldn’t help it y’all!
I really hope you can join me in studying the scriptures in the box under “What God Thinks about You.” Will you print this out and read over these scriptures? We so very much need to remind ourselves what God thinks about us and we need to do this every single day. You can download this free printable by clicking HERE.
I also created some scripture cards for each one of the verses listed on this printable. You can access those in the Resource Library. If you do not have the password, you can subscribe in the sidebar to the right. It’s the box that says, “Get Our Free Quiet Time Notebook.” (You may have to scroll down to find it if you are reading from a mobile device.)
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Some more identity verses for you!
My friend, Natasha, has a scripture writing list with 40 scriptures about identity. I have used this list and these verses have really spoken to me! You can download her list by going HERE. You will find encouragement from what she writes about identity in the post at that link.
Another series on identity for you!
My friend, Lori, is starting a series on her blog that I can’t wait to read. It is called #ChoosenandWorthy. If you go this page you can read more about it. I encourage you to subscribe to her blog posts or bookmark her site (Click HERE to go to her homepage) so you can keep reading about identity. She has some wonderful free resources too! I have been very encouraged by her.
A Book Recommendation!
To read more about the grace and acceptance offered to us by a God who loves us immensely, I’d like to recommend Holley Gerth’s book, You are Loved No Matter What. Oh my! This book will speak to your heart! Please go check it out! You can find links to places to purchase this book on her website HERE. You should explore Holley’s website. She writes some very encouraging posts about God’s grace and getting out from under perfectionism. (I really like this post by Holley.) I have been very encouraged by this book!
A Podcast Recommendation!
You just can’t go wrong with the Grit ’n Grace Podcast co-hosted by Cheri Gregory and Amy Carroll. I listen to this almost every week. Cheri and Amy discuss their struggles with perfectionism and talk about how to get out from under it. Their tagline is “Good girls to breaking bad rules.” And yes, that’s what we need to do, girlfriends! Go listen. (Here’s a link to a podcast that deals with the subject of identity. It’s really good! ) Cheri and Amy’s podcasts have helped me so much! (And by the way, on down the road we are going to be taking a close look at a couple of books written by Amy and Cheri. I can’t wait!)
Next week, we’ll end our series about identity with an invitation that you will not want to miss. It’s something I want to do, but I’d much rather do it with friends like you! It’s not hard, we will get a lot out of it, and I hope you will join me!
Blessings Until Next Week!!!
Find them on my free printable HERE.
Which one of the verses from the printout speaks to you the most? I’d love it if you’d share in the comment section below!
Dear Heavenly Father, We come before You today and ask You to fill our minds with Your truths. It is so easy to allow lies from the enemy to define us. We ask you to open our minds, give us discernment, and make us strong so we can be redefined by You and understand the depth of Your love and acceptance. It changes everything. You have inscribed our names in your hand and you say, “You are Mine.” Help us to rightly understand and receive our true identity. In Jesus name, Amen.
Next week I have an invitation! I hope you’ll come back and read more!
This post is linked in other encouraging places. Click HERE to find out where!
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