When Jesus modeled prayer for us, He began by saying, “Our Father…”
Nothing will truly make sense in our relationship with God or in the circumstances we face until we get our identity right. When we put our faith in what God’s word says, it empowers us to live in the truth – and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). When we spend time declaring and believing the truth of Scripture about who God is and who He says we are, we won’t fall into the pattern of the world’s thinking but will be transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).
Worship and prayer can be powerful expressions that infuse our God-given identity into the way we live. The songs we sing and the prayers of our confession can embolden us to walk in the power of what He’s done for us. In your prayer time each day, take time to thank God for who He is and believe again in the new identity He has for you.
As you watch and listen to “No Longer Slaves”, take a moment to pray and to reflect on these verses and read how Scripture confirms our identity in Christ:
I am a child of God, safe and secure, forever in His family.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. (1 John 3:1)
I am no longer a slave to sin.
We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (Romans 6:6)
I can live free from fear because of God’s love.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18)
I can have victory in this life because I have a new identity in Christ.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:4)
Do you believe these declarations? Take time to thank God for adopting you into His family. “I’m no longer a slave to fear – I am a child of God!”
- Do you have a story about experiencing God through prayer?
- What is something that has inspired you in your prayer life?
- Can we pray with you about a challenge you are facing?
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