But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)
What are some things in my life that show other people that I’m a child of God?
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Are there areas of my life that I haven’t fully given over to God?
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
In what area of my life do I trust God fully? What are some areas where I hold back that trust?
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10)
Do I see myself as “God’s masterpiece”? How do I show that to others?
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. (Colossians 3:1–4)
What causes me to lose focus on God? What could I do to keep my focus on the “realities of heaven”?
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
What elements of my old life do I still allow to be a part of my new life? How can I let God move me further into my new life?