I can’t think of a more important question than, “What does God say about me?”
Why is this question so important? Because God is the most important person in the world. If I have his approval, I have everything I could ever need or want. If I don’t, then I am in serious trouble.
A.W. Tozer famously said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
While it’s certainly critical that we think right and true thoughts about God, the most important thing is actually what God thinks about us. If we are right with God, then we are the most blessed of all people. If we are not right with God, we must take action.
Which brings us back to the question, “What does God say about me?”
Thankfully, Scripture is not silent on this issue. In fact, the Bible makes it crystal clear what God thinks and says about me.
Let’s look at this together.
What Does God Say About Me? I’m In Christ
I have believed in Jesus Christ, trusting him and him alone to save me. I do not trust in my own good works or anything I have to offer God. Rather, I trust in Jesus himself to save me from my sins.
The Bible tells me that because I have placed my trust in Christ, I am IN Jesus Christ. In other words, I am united to Christ so closely that when God looks at Christ he sees me, and when he looks at me he sees Christ.
In Romans 6:11, Paul says, “So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”
Just as Jesus died to sin when he died on the cross, because I am in Christ, I too have died to sin. I am so closely joined to Jesus Christ that it’s as I’ve died and risen again. My old self, the self that was enslaved to sin, has died with Christ. I am a new person, and Christ himself dwells in me.
Because I am in Christ, I have access to every spiritual blessing! As Paul says in Ephesians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
God has given Jesus every spiritual blessing, and because I am united to Christ, those blessings are also mine! Isn’t that absolutely mind-blowing? There is not a single spiritual blessing that God will withhold from me. Why? Because I’m in Jesus.
This fundamental truth – that I am in Christ – is foundational to who I am. What does God say about me? He says, “You are in Christ, and because I have joined you to my son, I will pour out every spiritual blessing on you. You are dead to sin and alive to me, and I will never stop doing good to you.”
Isn’t that good news?
What Does God Say About Me? I’m Adopted
Not only am I in Christ, but I’m also adopted as his son. Ephesians 1:5 says, “…he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.”
God could have simply forgiven my sins and made me nothing more than a lowly servant. That would have been totally appropriate, just, and fair.
But God loved me so much that he went infinitely further. He adopted me as his son. I am part of God’s royal family. I am a child of the living God.
In 1 John 3:2, John says, “Beloved, we are God’s children now…”
Once I was far off from God, estranged from him and his enemy. I was at war with God, sinning blatantly against him without caring. But in his infinite mercy, God didn’t allow me to stay in that state.
He rescued me, saved me, forgave me, and adopted me. He loved me so much that he sacrificed his own son to make me his child. It’s such a staggering, incredible reality!
Because I am a son of God, I have an inheritance from God. When Christ returns, I will receive a divine inheritance as a son of the living God. I don’t know exactly what that inheritance will look like, but I know that if it’s from God it’s going to be greater than I can think, ask, or imagine.
What does God say about me? He says, “You are my precious child, and I’ve gone to great lengths to adopt you. I’ve sacrificed my own son to make YOU my son. There is no greater proof of my love. Rejoice that you are my child and that I love you.”
What Does God Say About Me? I’m Loved
Because I am in Christ, God loves me with an intense, fierce, fatherly love. Ephesians 5:1 puts it this way, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.”
I love my children so dearly it makes my heart ache. Amazingly, God loves me even more. I am not just his servant, although I am a servant. I am a beloved, welcomed, accepted child of God. God actually delights in me.
In fact, God loves me so much that he sings loud, exultant songs over me. Zephaniah 3:17 says:
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
God exults over me, his child, with loud singing. That’s how much he loves me and delights in me.
I have to admit, there are times when I doubt that God loves me. But Scripture couldn’t be any more clear. God loves me so intensely that he rejoices over me with singing. It’s absolutely amazing!
What does God say about me? He says, “You are my beloved child. I delight in you more than any earthly father delights in his children. I love to bless you and pour out good things upon you.”
The Joy Of Belonging To God
When it comes to the question of, “What does God say about me,” many people think that God is grumpy, angry, and constantly upset with them. Nothing is further from the truth. If you’ve believed in Jesus, you are in Christ, adopted, and passionately loved.
There is nothing better than belonging to God and being his child. Nothing better than being united to Christ. Nothing better than experiencing the deep, deep, overwhelming love of Jesus.