Did you know that for every one verse that says Christ is in us, there are 10 that tell us we are in Christ? “So, what’s so amazing about that,” you ask? Well, being in Christ is what gives us our new identity.
You know, we like to measure things, don’t we? And measuring our Christian life by performance seems only natural. Maybe that’s why God’s Word makes so many references to who we are in Christ, regardless of our performance.
We are literally new creations in Christ. Our Father is now the God of the universe; our elder brother is Jesus Himself. We are sanctified, justified, redeemed, loved, accepted, and triumphant.
Our performance does matter to God, but once we understand our identity as believers, it’s a whole lot easier to perform like who we really are.