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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Who are you?

May 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Self Knowledge

Who are You?

You are God’s child (John 1:12)

You are Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

You are a member of Christ’s Body (1 Corinthians 12:27)

You are a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)

You are hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

You are His chosen one in Him before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4, 11)

You are adopted as his child (Ephesians 1:5)

You are in Him (Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

You are forgiven (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14)

You are a person with purpose (Ephesians 1:9 & 3:11)

You are included (Ephesians 1:13)

You are sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)

You are salt and light of the earth (Matthew 5:13-14)

You are God’s coworker (2 Corinthians 6:1)

You are alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5)

You are raised up with Christ (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12)

You are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6)

You are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)

You are near to God through Christ’s blood (Ephesians 2:13)

You are a special guest of the Father (Ephesians 2:18)

You are a member of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19)

You are secure (Ephesians 2:20)

You are a holy temple (Ephesians 2:21; 1 Corinthians 6:19)

You are a dwelling for the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:22)

You are a light to others, and can exhibit goodness, righteousness and truth (Ephesians 5:8-9)

You are dead to sin (Romans 1:12)

You are not alone (Hebrews 13:5)

You are growing (Colossians 2:7)

You are His disciple (John 13:15)

You are united with other believers (John 17:20-23)

You are not in want (Philippians 4:19)

You are victorious (I John 5:4)

You are set free (Romans 8:2; John 8:32)

You are a light in the world (Matthew 5:14)

You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)

You are safe (I John 5:18)

You are part of God’s kingdom (Revelation 1:6)

You are no longer condemned (Romans 8:1, 2)

You are not helpless (Philippians 4:13)

You are overcoming (I John 4:4)

You are persevering (Philippians 3:14)

You are protected (John 10:28)

You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

You are delivered (Colossians 1:13)

You are redeemed from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)

You are qualified to share in His inheritance (Colossians 1:12)

You are chosen and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12 along with the entire Bible and Tradition of the Church)

 

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious” love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN’s National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN’s Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Csserran

    Wow! Thanks for the wonderful article. I never realize I was mentioned so many times in the Bible!

  • Nana

    WOW- God truly speaking to me- last night we went to a prayer meeting and the question was WHO ARE YOU?- we were made in the image and likeness of GOD and now i come across this today- thank you LORD for your message-

  • LizEst

    …and yet another one:

    “You are precious in my eyes” Isaiah 43:4a.

  • Margieneff

    thank you for this

  • Marg

    I call this a divine moment! I didn’t realize how much I am to God, it will be a divine grace when I start feeling that. Its overwhelming at this time. Thank you Lord for for your divine goodness and listening to me. I need to remind  myself daily of His great goodness!

  • Mary@42

    And I have been made a Child of God through His unfathomable Mercy.  I received this unmerited Divine Life because Jesus chose to die such a horrible, cruel death for me…..and rising from the Dead, He bestowed immortality to this wretched and forgiven Sinner.

  • Sandy

    I realized how much God loves me when I went in front of the Crucifix that hangs on a wall behind the altar of our Church about an hour before returning to the sacrament of Reconciliation after being away from this sacrament for many years.  During that quiet time, I realized how much God loves me, a sinner, and that He died for me.  My life has not been the same.

  • Julie

    My husband woke me up from a hard sleep to tell me I was snoring! Needless to say I was a little aggravated, I looked at the clock and realized it was 4:13am. So I got up and thought okay Lord why do you want me up? What should I be doing or what should I be praying for? I came sat at the computer to see my 1 email in the inbox and was so GLAD the Lord made me take the time to look at this article. THIS IS GREAT ! 1)  I just love quotes and 2) I can only comprehend little paragraphs at a time when I try to read the Bible. This is PERFECT!!!!
    I am INSPIRED to spread good news. I feel like God would love it if I  typed these up and made flyers to place in the bulletins for masses at church. This may spark an interest in people to read the Bible! Thank you Lord for letting me SNORE this morning :) !  

  • Sharon_colberg

    Amen!

  • maren

    Thank you for this Dan…This year I purchased RSVCE youth Bibles for my 5th grade Faith formation students. I felt compelled to share the Word with them that they would have their very own bible. They have learned how to look for the book, chapter, verses. These beautifully listed verses will give them hours of searching and reading preferably surrounded by God’s nature made for us as we do outside our church in a small circle. Pax & Gratis

  • AnnieB

    A good friend of mine gave me these and other verses personalised for me on Sunday as I have been struggling, here they are again, what a blessing. They must be true!!

    • Becky Ward

      YES!!  :)  When you get things twice like that…pay attention!  It really is God speaking to you….He’s trying to tell you something!  Believe it!!

  • Rowenalitorja

    I believed I am a person with purpose.” If we live in the light. as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other.  Last week of March, I went overseas to visit a friend, I spoke about the importance of prayer, brown scapular and a Holy Mass, I also explained the importance of Viaticum.  At Easter Sunday, I was informed that  my friend went to Holy Mass as what he promised and sent me a note that my advised strengthened  him.  I had a tears of joy and thanksgiving that the good Lord touched him . Praise the Lord!! God expects us to do whatever we can to help them.  

  • Jon Swedberg

    With God’s love for us as our  Heavenly Father, we should not have an identity crisis!!

  • The Deek

    There is another important one too “You (We) are made in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26)

  • http://www.marythedefender.wordpress.com MariaGo

    Thank You Lord! I need You so much right now! Thank You for loving me. Lord, after that failing grade, I don’t know for sure what Your will for me is. What is my vocation and how do You want me to serve You? Thank You always reminding me that You of Your love and that You are always with me. Please continue guiding me. That I may always make You happy.

  • http://TucsonCitizen.com/veteranveritas Michael Patrick Brewer

    Well okay then! Lets go spread the news!

  • Marta Goodwin

    How often do we worry about what others think of us? It is something I often struggle with. All that really matter is what the Lord thinks of us and how we live for him.  

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      Absolutely true – the challenge of shifting from human oriented motivation to Divine can be incredibly difficult. The good news is that God is patient…

  • Jimbethgrady

    Thank you for these words of hope and love! We all need to be reminded how blessed we are!