I know I have not posted in a while. First, my lovely wife was pregnant with our first child… now we have a newborn! Ay ay ay, I have had great difficulty figuring out how to clearly verbalize the depth and quantity of thoughts during all of this into blog posts. I will definitely be adding many of these thoughts in the coming weeks and months.

Today at our church, Sandals Church, the fantastic worship team introduced a new song during worship. The song is entitled “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North. The words below from the song really touched me and have been resounding in my head all day. The bottom of this post contains the complete lyrics and a the music video.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

‘Cause this is not about what you’ve done,
But what’s been done for you.
This is not about where you’ve been,
But where your brokenness brings you to

This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.

I thought this would be a fitting way to start your week… with a focus on who you are as a son or daughter of God and co-heir with the risen Jesus Christ. Below are some reminders of who you are in Christ. As you read this list… remember, this is true of others as well. How is your heart impacted as you look at your spouse, friends, and enemies through the lens of these truths?

Who you are in Christ… you are MORE….

In Christ… You Are ACCEPTED.

In Christ… You Are SECURE.

  • You are free from any condemnation brought against you and you cannot be separated from the love of God. Romans 8:31-39
  • You have been established, anointed and sealed by God. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
  • You are hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:1-4
  • You are free from condemnation. Romans 8:1-2
  • You are born of God and the evil one cannot touch you. 1 John 5:18
  • You are assured that God works for my good in all circumstances. Romans 8:28
  • You have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
  • You are confident that God will complete the good work He started in you. Philippians 1:6
  • You are a citizen of heaven. Philippians 3:20

 In Christ… You Are SIGNIFICANT

“You Are More” Music Video

Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtcwQwgdsA

“You Are More” Lyrics

There’s a girl in the corner
With tear stains on her eyes
From the places she’s wandered
And the shame she can’t hide

She says, “How did I get here?
I’m not who I once was.
And I’m crippled by the fear
That I’ve fallen too far to love”

But don’t you know who you are,
What’s been done for you?
Yeah don’t you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

Well she tries to believe it
That she’s been given new life
But she can’t shake the feeling
That it’s not true tonight

She knows all the answers
And she’s rehearsed all the lines
And so she’ll try to do better
But then she’s too weak to try

But don’t you know who you are?

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

‘Cause this is not about what you’ve done,
But what’s been done for you.
This is not about where you’ve been,
But where your brokenness brings you to

This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.

You’ve been remade
You’ve been remade.
You’ve been remade.
You’ve been remade.

Photo Credit: The thumbnail image used for this post is from JosefinaPhotography. Note: Reference to this photographer, does not mean I have further reviewed or endorse the other works of the photography.