Years ago a David Lyons of the Navigators wrote a booklet entitled Now That I’m Born Again. It’s based on what the Lord reveals in Ephesians regarding our identity in Christ.
Here is a list of gracious, New Testament affirmations about the believer with thanksgiving responses:
I am in Christ
Thank You for immersing me in Christ. Thank you for grafting me into the true vine.
I am blessed
Thank you for continually speaking well of me and favoring me in every possible way.
I am chosen
Thank you for picking me for yourself, like a groom marrying the bride he desires.
I am holy
Thank You for setting me aside for yourself, just like the best silver is set aside for special occasions
I am without blemish
Thank you that when you look at me, you do not focus on all my failures. Thank you for focusing on the best part of me, the part You have perfected, my innermost being.
I am adopted
Thank you, Father, that I am wanted. Thank you for coming to me, extending Your hand, pulling me to Your side, and making all the necessary arrangements to make me Your very own.
I am God’s child
Thank you for making me Your beloved child, in whom You are well pleased, for allowing me to bear your likeness, for making me your pride and joy.
I am free from sin’s power
Thank you for liberating me from my old master. Thank you for saving me from my enemy.
I am forgiven
Thank You that You now hold nothing against me. Thank you for not expecting me to make up for the ways I have failed you.
I am favored
Thank You for making me one of Your favorites. Thank You for hovering over me with a special loving attention, like a parent with a firstborn child.
I am wealthy
Thank You that as Your child I have an inheritance that provides all I need. Thank You that I will always have more than I need.
I am secure
Thank You for enveloping me in Your love so that I am sealed, secure and safe. Thank You for shielding and sheltering me by Your Spirit.
I am called
Thank You for giving me an exciting, fulfilling direction. Thank You for showing me why I am here and where I am going.
I am praiseworthy
Thank You for filling me with Your glory. Thank You for bragging about me as Your prized inheritance.
I am capable
Thank You that You love to show Your extraordinary power in me. Thank You that I am therefore qualified & able to do all You want me to do.
I am alive with Christ’s life
Thank You that since You came into my heart, I am born again – born from above and bursting with real life.
I am seated with Christ in heaven
Thank You for placing me with Christ in a position of extraordinary privilege and authority.
I am God’s masterpiece
Thank You for making me Your personal work of art. Thank You that I am the work of a Craftsman, not a mistake.
I am close to God
Thank You for not holding me at arm’s length. Thank You for pulling me to Your side in a prolonged embrace.
I am an insider
Thank You for making me a true citizen in Your kingdom. Thank You for making me a true member of Your household, no longer an outsider.
I am God’s mobile home
Thank You for moving into my heart. Thank You that I am now Your house, Your temple, Your tent.
I am promised great things
Thank You for making such priceless commitments to me. Thank You for letting me experience what others strive to obtain.
I am loved
Thank You for loving me the way I long to be loved. Thank You that I can’t wear out Your love. Thank you for continuing to win my trust by convincing me of the depth of Your love.
I am a new creation
Thank You for completely remodeling my innermost being, my spirit. Thank You that all things in me are truly new.
I am righteous
Thank You for making everything right in my innermost being. Thank You for placing the holy and living Spirit of Your Son in me.
I am the light of the world
Thank You for making the light of Your life shine in me. Thank You for making me Your flashlight, shining into the darkness around me.
I am nourished
Thank You for satisfying my thirst and hunger. Thank You for the Bread of Life that fills me. Thank You for the Living Water welling up in my soul.
I am cherished
Thank You for adoring and treasuring me, like a parent marveling over a newborn baby.
I am Christ’s body
Thank You that although You once lived among Your people in an elaborate tent, and then You walked among us in a Galilean body, now You truly live in me. Thank You that I am actually a member of Your body.
I am united with Christ
Thank You for becoming one with me, as a husband becomes one flesh with his wife.
I am strong
Thank You that with You living in me, I can face anything. Thank You that every battle, test and victory belong to You.
A scanned edition of this out-of-print booklet is available here:
Now That I Am Born Again combined file