Romans 12;1-2 (NLT), “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Claiming our identity is key to the Christian life. Immediately after deciding to trust and follow Jesus we are given a new life, a new beginning, a new identity. We are adopted children of the King who are given the promise of His inheritance. And yet, sanctification (that process of becoming more like Jesus day by day) is progressive. It happens in bits and pieces over a lifetime. We have to continue to be new…in our thoughts and living out the identity Christ has given us as his children. WE are His family of servant missionaries.