Ring the Bell! I KNOW WHO I AM! Happy New Year!


This Christmas I heard from a new friend of mine that I met at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference in July.  Jean Oathout has her own blog at jean-oathout.blogspot.com  and she kindly shared her CHRIST BELL with me there.  Email me and I’ll send you Jean’s version–she took the time to put it into colored fonts and it’s beautiful.  (I can’t get colored fonts here).


Christ Bell 



I am God’s child (John 1:12)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 )

I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)

I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)

I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)

I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts1:8)

I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)

I am a member of the body of Christ (1Cor 12:27)

I am free forever from condemnation (Rom. 8: 1-2)

I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)

I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)

I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)

I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph.2:18)

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)

I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom8:35-39)

I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2Cor 1:21-22 )

I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )

I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )

I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)

I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)

I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16).    I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)

I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; I am God’s workmanship (Eph.2:10)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)

I am confident the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)

I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph 1:5)

I belong to God

Do you know

who you are?

Hope’s thoughts:

Poor leadership makes employees afraid, angry, and search for greener pastures. Someone has to pay.

Poor parenting makes children suffer inward emotional turmoil—or worse.          Someone has to pay.

Betrayed trust wounds.                                                                                                           Someone has to pay.

Besetting sin nags at our soul.                                                                                                         Someone has to pay.                                                                                                                            

Jesus said, “I’ll pay.”                                                                                                             And He paid it all so we can be who we are supposed to be.


About Lift the Cross of Jesus!

My day job is writing--I'm an author and publisher of a number of books. More on that later. But there is nothing of greater importance to me than the early morning hours I spend with the Creator of the Universe. Although He knows everything there is to know, His greatest delight isn't to give us knowledge, but to give us love. My highest joy is to watch the sun rise with notebook in hand and write the words he speaks to my heart. I want to share some of those words with you here . . . words on the cross.
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2 Responses to Ring the Bell! I KNOW WHO I AM! Happy New Year!

  1. Jean Oathout says:

    Thanks for passing on the Christ Bell. May many be blessed by it! Thanks, too, for the plug! I begin the Prayer Notes on Tuesday. Please pray for their reception, and pass them on to friends. I am excited about what all it will mean to people who really have no idea the importance of our praying. I have prepared 22 notes so far, and will use two of them as a post on my blog each week, as well as sending them to my email listing.


  2. Sounds great, Jean. Love your focus on prayer this year. Happy 2012!


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