7 {More} Foundational Truths for Christ-Followers to Believe

Awhile back, I shared a post titled 7 Important Truths All Christians Must Believe with my friend, Melanie Redd, and her readers. The truths in that post are foundational and influential to our lives as Christ-followers. This post is a follow-up by popular demand.


 

I recently walked through a confusing season of life. It was dark at times – painful and completely confounding. Stuck in the middle of a huge decision, I had one thing on my mind.

What would be most honoring to God in this situation? Which decision would bring Him the most glory?

I was able to make a decision because I know two things:

  1. Who I serve.
  2. Who God says I am.

That may sound simple. But in reality, it goes so much deeper than the superficial follow-up we often bring to those two sentences.

In the midst of confusion and frustration about my situation, the foundational Truths that stem from those simple phrases served as a guide. The decision was easy when I remembered Who I serve and who I am.

Remembering Biblical Truth is essential. When life comes knocking and situations feel overwhelming, we must have a strong foundation of Scriptural truth to lead the way in wisdom and peace.

There are hundreds of promises about the God we serve and who we are in Christ etched in the pages of the Bible.

Are you hungry for biblical truth about Who you serve & who you are to God? Here are seven key truths from Scripture that all Christians must consider & believe!

 

Here are seven {more} of those foundational truths that are essential for the Christian to believe:

 

1. Your days are known by the Creator of the world.

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” [Psalm 139:16]

Before you were even born, God knew all of your days – what you would become, who you would grow up to be, how you would live, what you would love. Even now, He knows what is coming next [Psalm 37:23]. He has a plan, and it is for good.

What does this mean, Christian? There is no fear in tomorrow. Trust today. He is holding you – and He knows.

 

2. Your old self is gone and you’ve been given a new identity.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone, and give you a heart of flesh.” [Ezekial 36:26]

Your past is in the past – gone and buried. If you’ve confessed your sins and believed in the death and resurrection of Jesus, you are a new creation. There is no shame, no hiding, no fear of condemnation. You have a new heart – and it’s alive and beating for God’s glory.

What does this mean, Christian? Freedom. The chains of your past – committed with a hard heart – are no more. You are set free and alive.

You've been given a new heart & it's alive and beating for God's glory! #madenew #intheWord Click To Tweet

 

3. You are seen and heard by your Heavenly Father.

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” [Psalm 34:15]

Though you may feel sad, you are not alone. When you cannot stop the flow of tears, the Lord sees. As you wince due to chronic pain, the Lord hears. He is attuned to us – and He is for us. He loves to listen, love, and respond.

What does this mean, Christian? You can boldly approach God’s throne of grace, knowing that He hears, sees, and delights in His children.

 

4. You can be confident that the work Christ begins in you will be perfected.

“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 1:6]

God’s work in your life will be finished. The plan He has for your ministry will be carried out. He won’t leave you with unfinished business, because the Christian’s business is about bringing God glory.

What does this mean, Christian? Don’t give up. Keep fighting the good fight of faith. Share the gospel with passion. Encourage one another.

 

Are you hungry for biblical truth about Who you serve & who you are to God? Here are seven key truths from Scripture that all Christians must consider & believe!

 

5. You have an endless supply of mercy and grace for times of need.

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” [Hebrews 4:16]

You can persevere because God’s grace and mercy are alive and active. God’s help makes it possible to persevere in this life – but you must approach His throne and ask for it boldly.

What does this mean, Christian? We have instruction to pray boldly, to ask God for what we need. In His gracious and merciful way, He will provide the perseverance we need.

 

6. You are a witness of Christ and the gospel.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” [Acts 1:8]

Just as the early church spread the gospel truth, we must remember that our purpose is to proclaim the Good News too. Whether you are in direct ministry or not, your life preaches something.

What does this mean, Christian? If all lives preach a message, evaluate what message your life is speaking. Is it the gospel truth? Is it the love of Christ? Pray for boldness and courage as you live for Christ in a fallen world.

Your life preaches something. Is it the gospel truth? #BibleStudy #IdentityinChrist Click To Tweet

 

7. You can place full confidence in the promises of God’s Holy Word.

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” [John 17:17]

The Bible is living and active [Hebrews 4:12]. It is God’s message to us and He uses it regularly to communicate with His children. Tucked within the pages are stories of His faithfulness, unending love, and steadfast kindness towards His people. And the promises in the Bible are true – we can trust them.

What does this mean, Christian? We must be reading, studying, and memorizing Scripture. It’s essential for us to know God’s Word so that He can communicate with us, and we can live in wisdom and knowledge of God’s Word.


 

The decision I had to make was not a simple yes or no. It took time to search through the Bible and define God’s will in the situation. But as I remembered the foundational truths above – my days are known by God, I’ve been made new, I’m seen and heard, the work God begins will be perfected, I have all the mercy and grace I need, I’m to live as a witness, and I can be confident of God’s promises – I felt the weight of burden lift.

I was able to make a clear, bold decision because I took the time to remember Who I serve and who I am.

Truth serves as a strong foundation in our lives.

Take time to dig through the Bible for more promises about Who you serve and who you are. Find verses that you can personalize that demonstrate the truths listed in this post.

Above all, don’t settle for apathy when it comes to understanding God and His promises. Fight for more insight and wisdom.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” [Matthew 5:6]

 

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