Knowing Who You Are In Christ

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2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 
Just take a walk with me in my shoes for a few moments. Think about what it would have been like if you found out you were conceived in rape. How would it make you feel? I don’t think you would have positive feelings at the moment. I sure didn’t. I remember the silence on the phone when my caseworker told me. I remember my caseworker asking me if I was ok. I remember the numb feeling. I remember telling myself ok how do you deal with this? I remember praying hard so that I would not become bitter or angry. I had to pray that for several days. Since I never really told anyone about my beginnings I just put those feelings way in the back of my mind. Since I have started to share the story last August I have had to deal with some emotions. I have seen people who say they are Pro-Life be very nasty towards those of us who are conceived in rape/incest. It hurts when you stand for life and Organizations like the National Right to Life block you from you taking a stand for your people. When people do things like that they are saying your life is not worth anything.
Your situation can be a lot different than mine, and you may feel guilty, you may feel worthless, you may feel unloved.  I have some good news for you; we don’t have to take that negative thinking or live in fear.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Bible does not exempt Christians from going through anything. I can tell you people who are anointed of God go through so much because of the anointing.

Knowing who you are in Christ
We can change our thinking when all of hell is coming against us. We can stand up and say God has given me the Spirit of Adoption and because he adopted us we can call him Daddy, Father. He is the one that makes us new. When you became/become a Christian, we became/become a new creature. When you know that Jesus Christ (God manifested in flesh) died on the cross for your sins and loved you so much that he did it for you, you can know that old things are passed away and he has made all things new.
When you know who you are in Christ, there is nothing that can get in the way of you knowing how much he loves you, how much he wants to spend time with you. You will know that you are his son or his daughter. You know that he will never leave you or forsake you. You will know so much about your heavenly father. To God, we are more valuable than the sparrow.

 

Sherry Hensley and her Husband Fred reside in Baltimore, MD. Sherry is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. She enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.

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