Looking for Identity in Christ verses to encourage your heart and uplift your soul? There are hundreds of Bible verses on our identity in Christ that we can use when we need to be reminded of God’s love and grace in our lives. We as women thrive on daily affirmation of our worth and value.
What better way than through the Word of God?
Here are 31 identity in Christ verses that you can read to daily remind yourself of your worth, value, and true identity in Christ!
What is an Identity?
The word identity is defined as “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is” (source).
Another way to put it is this:
identity is the truth of what or who something is.
Let’s take a look at a quick example.
The identity (or definition) of a palm tree is an “unbranched evergreen tree with a crown of long feathered or fan-shaped leaves” (source).
I just love palm trees.
The purpose of a palm tree is to display the beauty and glory of its Creator. It also provides shade and coconuts for our refreshment and sustenance.
When we understand the identity of something, we can much better understand its purpose.
The purpose of a palm tree is to display the beauty and glory of its Creator. It also provides shade and coconuts for our refreshment and sustenance. When we understand the identity of something, we can much better understand its purpose.
What is Our Identity in Christ?
Our value and identity in Christ is much deeper than the beauty of a gorgeous palm tree on a sunny beach. As beautiful daughters created by our Father, our identity is found in the truth of God’s Word.
The enemy will try to deceive us as he did Eve in the garden. Satan attempts to plant seeds of doubt in our minds about our identity, influencing us to believe lies about who we really are. The enemy uses our past experiences, current circumstances, and the negative words and opinions of others to make us believe that we are worthless and insignificant.
But who does God say we are?
The voice of His truth is the only voice that matters, and the voice of a stranger we dare not follow (John 10:4-5). We must silence the lies of Satan by daily drenching ourselves in the truth of who we are in Christ through the lens of Scripture.
Identity in Christ Bible Verses: Understanding the Identity of Jesus
Jesus knew his identity. As our blessed Emmanuel, he came as God in the flesh to dwell among humanity (John 1:1).
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.John 1:14
Jesus knew his identity and purpose for which he came.
Even God the Father affirmed him as the Son of God when Jesus was baptized by John the baptist in Matthew 3:16-17,
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
How amazing is it that God the Father publicly affirmed Jesus as the powerful, omnipotent Son of God! God not only proclaimed the truth of Christ while Jesus was on earth, but he continually affirms the truth of who we are as his precious daughters.
God’s Word is full of his affirmation and approval of our worth and value.
We don’t have to earn it.
We don’t have to strive to attain it–he gracefully sings over us with his love and affirmation.
But even Jesus was tested by Satan.
In the very next chapter in Matthew 4, Jesus was taken to the desert and was tempted by Satan in the wilderness.
“If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Satan scoffed in verse 3. Satan attempted to get Jesus to doubt his identity and purpose.
But didn’t God just affirm Christ’s identity in chapter 3?
Didn’t he just say he was the Son of God, in whom he was well pleased? Each time Satan spewed his lies, Jesus came back with the truth of the Word of God:
It is written…
‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’Matthew 4:4
If Satan tried to tempt Jesus into doubting the truth of his identity as the Son of God, how much more will he try to get us to doubt who we are in Christ? Like Jesus, we must daily declare who we are in Christ by believing the words of our Father.
So when satan tries to get us to doubt who we are in Christ we can confidently say,
“It is written!”
The beautiful truth about who we are in Christ is written in God’s Word for us to consume on a daily basis. Whenever we doubt the truth of who we are in Christ, we can remember what is written about our identity our power, and our purpose on this earth through Christ.
31 Identity in Christ Bible Verses
When we need to be reminded of who we are in Christ, allow the powerful words of these Bible verses to affirm your worth, value, and identity in Christ.
When we know who we are in Christ, we can walk in confidence, secure in who we are as beautiful women and daughters of the king of Kings. Use these 31 identity in Christ verses to remind you each day of your worth and value in Christ!
31 Identity in Christ Verses to Proclaim Each Day
1. I am a child of God. (1 John 3:2)
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.1 John 3:2
Lord thank you that I am your child! I am your daughter, a child of the King of kings. Help me to remember that because I am your child, you will never leave me nor forsake me. I have been adopted into your family, and you will never let me go. You are my heavenly Father forever, and I submit my life to you. Thank you Lord, that I can call you Abba, Father. Amen.
2. I am anointed with the Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:27)
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.1 John 2:27
Lord, thank you that I am anointed with the Holy Spirit! You have adorned me with your garments of splendor and beauty. Your Holy Spirit is my counselor, and teaches me your truth. Help me to always remember that I am anointed, and filled with your Holy Spirit. Give me direction and wisdom in this life, to live for you and for your glory. Amen.
3. I am the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:14)
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.Matthew 5:14
Thank you Lord, that I am the salt of the earth! Help me to share your love with those around me in a way that is inviting and palatable. Help me to not lose my saltiness, but to constantly be fueled by your passion and love. Amen.
4. I am loved. (John 15:9)
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.John 15:9
Thank you Lord, that your love for me will NEVER fail. I am loved by you, therefore I have nothing to fear. Thank you that your perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). Because I am loved by you, I can face what lies ahead. I praise you because you are with me, always. Thank you Lord, for your unending, everlasting love for me. Amen.
5. I am sanctified by the truth. (John 17:17)
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.John 17:17
Thank you Lord, for sanctifying me with your truth! Your truth cleanses me from all unrighteousness. Thank you that I am cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross, so that now I can live in true freedom and forgiveness in you. Amen.
6. I am protected from the evil one. (John 17:15)
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.John 17:15
Thank you Lord, that you surround me with your protection. You have surrounded me with your favor and grace as with a shield (Psalm 5:12). Thank you Lord that no weapon forged against me will prosper. I have your anointing, and nothing can separate me from your love (Romans 8:38). Thank you for protecting me from the flaming arrows of the evil one (Ephesians 6:16). Help me to continue to trust in you as you fight my battles each and every day. Amen.
7. I am holy through Christ. (1 Peter 1:16)
For it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”1 Peter 1:16
Thank you Lord, that I am Holy through Christ! I am not holy or righteous on my own, but through the blood of Jesus, I am made pure and clean. Thank you Lord, that you have set me apart for your righteous purposes. Help me to live out the calling and purpose for which you have placed me on this earth. Amen.
8. I am free from darkness. (Isaiah 61:1)
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…Isaiah 61:1
I praise you Lord, that I am free from darkness! Your truth illuminates my path. Thank you for your holy Word, that is a light for my feet. You are the Light of the world. You have given me light, life, and freedom. Help me to walk in your freedom and in the light of your love each and every day. Amen.
9. I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus. (1 Peter 1:18-19)
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.1 Peter 1:18-19
Thank you Lord, that I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus! I praise your holy name, because you have paid the penalty for my sins. Now I can walk in right standing with you, and I can live a pure and righteous life before you. Help me to spread the truth of your Gospel to those around me, that others may also come to know you and be redeemed by your love. In Jesus name, Amen.
10. I am forgiven through Christ. (Acts 13:39)
Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.Acts 13:39
Thank you Lord, that I am forgiven through Christ! I thank you that you remember my sins no more (Hebrews 8:12). You have thrown them into the sea of forgetfulness, and you do not hold them over me (Micah 7:19). Thank you Lord, that your Word says that if I confess my sins, you are faithful and just, and will forgive me of my sins and purify me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Thank you Lord, for your forgiveness that I have in Christ. Amen.
11. I am beloved of God. (Romans 1:7)
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 1:7
Lord, I thank you that I am your beloved. You have loved and cherished me, and you have lavished your love upon me (1 John 3:1). Thank you that your love for me will never be shaken. Amen.
12. I am justified by faith. (Romans 5:1)
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…Romans 5:1
Thank you Lord, that I am justified by faith, and now I have your peace and reconciliation. Thank you for this wonderful gift. You do not hold my sins against me, but you have forgiven me of my sins and justified me through faith in Christ. For this, I will praise your name. Amen.
13. I am not forsaken. (Hebrews 13:5)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”Hebrews 13:5
Thank you Lord, that you will never leave me nor forsake me! You are ALWAYS with me. Your right hand is beside me. You walk along the path with me. Thank you Lord that when I wake up, you are there. When I lay down, you are there. Thank you for walking with me each and every day. Thank you Lord, that you will ALWAYS be with me. Amen.
14. I am saved. (Hebrews 7:25)
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.Hebrews 7:25
Lord, I thank you so much for the gift of your salvation. Thank you that you loved the world so much that you died on the cross for our sins, so that we may be saved (John 3:16). Thank you for the gift of eternal life, and help me to spread your love and joy to those around me, that they may also receive salvation in you. Amen.
15. I am no longer a slave to sin. (Romans 6:6)
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin…Romans 6:6
Thank you Lord, that I am no longer a slave to sin! I am now free to serve you wholeheartedly. I do not have to fall into the sinful habits of my past, but I can walk in true freedom and confidence, knowing that I am no longer a slave to sin! Amen.
16. I am alive in Christ. (Romans 6:11)
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.Romans 6:11
Thank you Lord, that I am alive in Christ! I no longer live for myself, but I truly live for you. Thank you that your Holy Spirit breathes new life into my soul. Help me to continually trust in you every day, and walk in faith. Amen.
17. I am a slave of righteousness. (Romans 6:18)
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.Romans 6:18
Lord, I thank you that I am no longer a slave to sin, but now I am a faithful servant to you and to your righteousness. Thank you Lord, that I can live for you. May this be for your honor and for your glory. Amen.
18. I am an heir of God. (Romans 8:16)
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.Romans 8:16
Thank you Lord, that I am an heir of God. Hallelujah! Because you have adopted me as your child, I am now an heir to all of your rich blessings (Ephesians 1:3). Help me to remember that all your spiritual blessings are my inheritance. I can confidently walk in the rich blessings of your Holy Spirit. Help me to claim your promises and the spiritual blessings of righteousness, peace, and joy that I have through the Holy Spirit. Amen.
19. I am rescued by Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.1 Thessalonians 1:10
Lord, thank you for rescuing me. Thank you for never giving up on me. Through salvation in Christ, you have rescued me from the pit of destruction. Now I can walk fully in the light of Christ, and can live out the purpose and calling that you have in my life. Amen.
20. I am filled with the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23
Lord, thank you that I am filled with the fruit of your Holy Spirit! Thank you that I am filled with your fruit of righteousness, peace, love, joy, gentleness, faithfulness, patience, kindness, self-control through Christ. Help me to walk according to your Holy Spirit each day, and may I overflow with the fruit of your Spirit. Amen.
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21. I am filled with the fruit of righteousness. (Philippians 1:11)
Filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.Philippians 1:11
Thank you Lord, for the wonderful fruit of your righteousness! Help me to walk in your righteousness each day by the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen.
22. I am rooted and grounded in Christ’s love. (Ephesians 3:17)
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love…Ephesians 3:17
Lord, thank you for rooting and grounding me in the love of Christ. Like a tree that stands tall and firm, I can stand rooted in your Word, and in your promises that are “yes” and “amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). Thank you Lord, that you have given me a solid place to stand, and that I can continue to stand rooted and grounded in your love, that will NEVER fail. Amen.
23. I am strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 3:16)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…Ephesians 3:16
Lord, thank you for your joy, that is my strength. Please continue to strengthen me with power through the Holy Spirit to do what you have called me to do. I do not have to rely on my own strength, but I can live fueled by your mighty power and strength in my life. Amen.
24. I am accepted. (Ephesians 1:6)
To the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.Ephesians 1:6
Thank you Lord, that I am accepted through Christ. I am not rejected by you, but you have welcomed me into your loving arms. Thank you Lord for accepting me and for granting me your grace, mercy and peace. Amen.
25. I am chosen. (Ephesians 1:4)
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.Ephesians 1:4
I praise you Lord, that I am chosen! Thank you Lord for choosing me to be part of your family. Help me to pray for those around me, that they may also be included in the wonderful family of God. Help me to live my life as a royal priesthood, chosen for your purposes and glory (1 Peter 2:9). Amen.
26. I am crucified with Christ, and he lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Galatians 2:20
Lord, I thank you that my old ways are in the past, crucified with you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to lay down my old ways of living, and to walk in your new life each day. I no longer live in my own strength, but you live within me. Strengthen and equip me each day to radically live for you. Amen.
27. I am an ambassador for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.2 Corinthians 5:20
Thank you Lord, that I am an ambassador for Christ! There are many people who do not yet know you. Help me to be an ambassador for Christ, and to represent your love and righteousness to the world around me. Show me how to be a light in this dark world, and to shine the light of your love to those around me. Amen.
28. I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!2 Corinthians 5:17
Thank you Lord, that I am a new creation! The old has gone, the new has come! Help me to lay down my old self and put aside the things in my life that are not of you. Help me to put on your righteousness, peace, love and joy as I put on my daily clothing. Help me to walk in the newness of life I have in you. Amen.
29. I am reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18)
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…2 Corinthians 5:18
Thank you Lord, that I am reconciled to God! There is no longer a chasm or deep divide separating us. Through Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, I now have access to your throne of grace. Our relationship is reconciled and restored, and I can live with you forever in eternity. Thank you Lord! Amen.
30. I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I praise You Lord that I am a temple of the Holy Spirit! Thank you Lord for living and residing within me. Help me to abide with you as you dwell with me. Teach me through your Word to walk according to your ways each day. Amen.
31. I am God’s handiwork. (Ephesians 2:10)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Ephesians 2:10
Thank you Lord, that I am your handiwork! I have been created in your likeness and image. Because of this, you have a purpose for my life. Help me to live out the purpose for which you have created me. I praise you that you have gifted me in many ways, and may I use the gifts you have given me for your honor and glory. Amen.
When we know the power of our identity in Christ, we can walk in confidence, secure in who we are as beautiful women and daughters of the king of Kings!
Our Identity in Christ Gives us Purpose-Bible Verses on Identity and Purpose
As we read these identity in Christ verses, we can root ourselves in God’s truth and better understand our God-given purpose in life.
After Jesus was tempted in the desert, he began his public ministry in Matthew 4:12 and began preaching and proclaiming the good news of the coming kingdom (vs 17).
He began to fulfill the purpose for which he came.
Just like the palm tree on the beach example, understanding our identity in Christ will help us better understand the purpose for which we were created.
And we will be firm and secure–like a tree planted by streams of Living Water.
Our purpose as beautiful daughters of the King is to bear the fruit of truth and righteousness that will be a blessing to others. We can then provide shade and refreshment to those around us when our identity is rooted in God’s Word.
Here are some identity in Christ verses that specifically talk about Identity and Purpose:
Bible Verses on Identity and Purpose
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God John 1:12
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— Ephesians 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
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I hope that these identity in Christ Bible verses encourage you to live out your purpose with power and confidence!
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Hi Anita! Absolutely! Feel free to use the Scripture reading plan for your event, and I pray that the young ladies in your group are blessed by it!
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