Key 2: Saturate Yourself With Scripture
When you’re forgiven, you have a clean slate before God. But it’s not enough just to have a clean slate. You must ask the Lord to write His truth on the slate of your heart. You need to have God’s goodness instilled in you. You acquire God’s truth about virtually every situation by reading His Word. You need to saturate yourself with God’s opinion, and in the area of emotional health, that means saturating yourself with God’s opinion about you.
In Scripture, you will discover that you are:
· A child of God. Galatians 3:26-27 states: “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” And 1 John 5:1 further assures that “whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”
· Accepted totally and completely by God. Understanding that as a child of God you are accepted totally and completely by God is key to your emotional health. Acts 10:34-35 teaches us that “God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.”
· An heir of the Father through Christ Jesus. Finally, knowing that the Word of God promises that as His child you’re His heir through Jesus Christ settles your mind and ensures a step in the right direction with regard to your emotional health and well-being. Galatians 3:29 and Titus 3:7 promise that if we belong to Christ, then we are Abraham’s descendants; heirs according to the promise; and, justified by His grace, are made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
There are many other descriptions of God’s people that appear in Scripture. Meditate upon His Word, asking Him to illuminate His wonderful opinion of you. Make a list of these or circle them as you read your Bible daily. If you’re born again through Christ Jesus, all of these descriptions about the children of God apply to you … take them as part of your profile.