'who i am in christ'
Citizen Of Heaven
What does God see looking from Heaven? From His viewpoint as our Creator, everything looks better than any current challenge, any current ailment, any current addiction, and any current hardship you face. From His viewpoint, He sees your progress, sees where temptations lie, sees where the enemy is prepared to attack, and sees where you will realize victory.
Every athlete develops through the same experiences while competing. Early on you endure losing big. You try hard but bottom line you're outmatched, outplayed, and outperformed. For a while you're crushed in competition. But over time you improve. You progress from losing big, to losing close. From losing close to winning close, and from winning close to winning big.
As a citizen of Heaven God already knows your destination. He knows the answer to every problem. When you feel hopeless, He knows the outcome. When you're lost and can see no way out, God sees your path. As a citizen of Heaven, God knows the solutions to every hardship before you even face the problem. In Christ, you are a member of His family and He will lead your victory!
"Jesus, I belong to You! I trust as a citizen of Heaven You are guiding me through all my mistakes, my mishaps, and when I'm mismatched. You know where I'm going and how I'm going to get there. I remain hopeful and encouraged! I love you Jesus, Amen!"
Philippians 3:20-21 (GW)
"We, however, are citizens of heaven...Through his power to bring everything under his authority, he will change our humble bodies and make them like his glorified body."
Ephesians 2:18-19 (ERV)
"Yes through Christ we all have the right to come to the Father in one Spirit...you are citizens together with God's holy people. You belong to God's family."
Deuteronomy 28:12 (EXB)
"The Lord will open up his heavenly storehouse so that the skies send rain on your land at the right time, and he will bless everything you do."