Encouraging Scriptures: Who I Am in Christ


Recently, I asked the Take Back Your Temple community to send me encouraging scriptures that remind them ‘Who I am in Christ Jesus’ (their identity) according to the Bible.

I issued the challenge because too often, we define ourselves by external standards like how we look, our relationships, how much money we have, or by even our own negative self image.

But God’s standard about who we are should reign above all others – yes, even above our own opinion!

Here are the encouraging scriptures. I hope you enjoy them and confess them if you ever start to doubt how valuable you are to God.

I am Jesus’ friend.John 15:15 – I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
I am made whole in Christ.Colossians 2:10 – and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
I am victorious!Philippians 4:13 –  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Psalm 139:14 – I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[a]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
I am blessed!Deuteronomy 28:6 – If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God:
I am complete in Him who is the Head of all principality and power.Colossians 2:10 – and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
I am set free in Christ!Galatians 5:1 says “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
I am God’s handiwork and destined to do good works.Ephesians 3:10 NIV – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
I am a new creation, God’s workmanship, a branch on God’s vine, a child of light, bought with a price, and fearfully and wonderfully made!2 Cor 5:17, Eph 2:10, John 15:5, I Thess 5:5, I Cor 6:20, Psalm 139:14
I am the apple of His eye.Deuteronomy 32:10
“In a desert land he found him,
In a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
He guarded him as the apple of His
I am His Daughter of the most highest!John 1:12 – But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
I am an heir of God and joint heirs with Christ.Romans 8:17 – and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
I am chosen by God and holy and dearly LOVED!Colossians 3:12 – Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
I am like a tree firmly plated by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever I do prospers.Psalms 1:3, like a tree firmly plated by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.
I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me.Isaiah 54:14 – In righteousness you shall be established;
You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;
And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
I am more than a conqueror.Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
I am hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:3 – For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
As He is, so am I in this world.1 John 4:17 – Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
I am dead with Christ and dead to the power of sin’s rule over my life.Romans 6:1-6 – What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
I am blessed And highly favored.Luke 1:28 – And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
I am adopted as God’s son through Jesus Christ.Ephesians 1:5 “He predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”
I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus.James 4:7 – Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
I am joyful!Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11)
I am the righteousness of God in Christ.He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭21‬ NASB)
I am softened in Christ, as the hardening of my mind has been removed in Christ.2 Corinthians 3:14 – But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.
I am beautiful.Proverbs 31:30- “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
I am born of God.1 John 5:1 – Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
I am pursued by God’s goodness and faithful love.Psalm 23:6 – Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell[a] in the house of the Lord Forever.
I am walking in His purpose for me.Psalm 57:2 “I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.”
I am not my own. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.1 Corinthians 6:19 – Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
I am the head and not the tail, I am at the top and never the bottom.Deuteronomy 28:13 – And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
I am self sufficient, depending only on Him.II Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace  come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient”
I am accepted in the Beloved.Ephesians 1:6 – to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
I am full of flava.Matt 5:13 (first part) “You are the salt of the earth
I am a crown of beauty and a royal diadem in the hand of the Lord.Isaiah 62:3 ESV You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
I am royalty.But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. 1 peter 2:9 (kjv)
I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.Ephesians 2:10  (KJV)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
I am not a slave to my urges and craving, I am steadfast and can go do anything with Jesus.1 Peter 2:11 – Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
I am set apart.But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him. (‭Psalms‬ ‭4‬:‭3‬ NASB)
I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony.Revelation 12:11 – And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
I am loved.I John 4:10 – Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
I am God’s Masterpiece.Ephesians 2:10 – For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
I am special.Isaiah 51:16  “I teach you how to talk, word by word, and personally watch over you, Even while I’m unfurling the skies, setting earth on solid foundations, and greeting Zion: ‘Welcome, my people!’”
I am no longer a slave, but a child and an heir.So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if you are a son, then you are also an heir through God (Galatians 4:7).
I am forgiven.Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”
I am totally and completely forgiven.1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I am God’s child.Romans 8:15 – For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
I am qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.Colossians 1:12 – giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
I am God’s Special Possession.1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
I am thought of as precious by God.Psalm 139:17 “How precious are your thoughts about me O God. They cannot be numbered!”
I am anointed to preach, to teach, to heal, and to cast of demons.Mark 16:15 – 20 – And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
I am a child of God.1 John 4:4 – You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
 I am free from the law of sin and death.Romans 8:2 – For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
I am filled with JOY and PEACE.Romans 15:13 – Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I am strong!2 Corinthians 12: 9-10 – And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
I Am God’s  intentional and perfectly planned creation.I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works: and that my soul knoweth right well. Psalm 139:14
I am redeemed!Psalms 107:2 – Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
I am made new!Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am a branch of the true vine, and a conduit of Christ’s life.I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me–and I in him–bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing (John 15:1, 5).
I am a daughter of the King.Romans 8:17 says “Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ
I am Loved.John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.Colossians 3:12-13  – Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
I am in His hand.As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you. Jeremiah 26:14
I am God’s bride.Isaiah 54:5 “For the Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.
I am a child of the King.Psalm 149:2 – “Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.”
I’m a servant of God.John 12:26 “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
I am UNDERSTOOD.Ps 103:14 “For He knoweth our frame, He remembereth that we are dust”
I am born again.John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
I am saved!Philippians 2:12 (NKJV)
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
I am made alive together in fellowship and union with Christ – He gave me the very life of Christ Himself and it is by grace that I am saved.Eph 2:5  “Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation)”
I am overtaken with blessing.Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:  and Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.
I am accepted and seen as worthy.John 6:37… and the one who come to Me I will certainly not cast out. Eph.1:5,6 Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, within He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
I am called.All things work together for them that love Christ and are called according to His purpose.
I am a child of God.Romans 8:14, for those who are led by the spirit of God are the children of God!
I am in Christ.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,”
I am the head and not the tail!Deuteronomy 28:13
I am important.John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
I am ruling and reigning with Christ because I   am seated in heavenly places with Him. Therefore, I have power and authority over the enemy.Ephesians 2:6  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ
I am Jesus owned And named.Malachi 2: 15   Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit.
I am beautiful and there is no flaw in me.Song of Solomon 4:7 – You are all fair, my love, And there is no spot in you.
I am called by name and loved by our Father God. I will not fear.Isaiah:1b-3a,4a “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name: you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you.”
I am a jewel in His crown.Zechariah 9:15-17 The LORD of hosts will defend them. And they will devour and trample on the sling stones; And they will drink and be boisterous as with wine; And they will be filled like a sacrificial basin, Drenched like the corners of the altar. And the LORD their God will save them in that day As the flock of His people; For they are as the stones of a crown, Sparkling in His land.  For what comeliness and beauty will be theirs! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins
I am a diamond made by God, precious and valuable!Psalm 66:12 “We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment (KJV)
I am “outwardly wasting away, yet inwardly being renewed day by day.”2 Corinthians 4:16, 18 “So [I] fix my eyes not on what is seen,  but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
I am a co-heir with Christ.Roman 8:17 And children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
I am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
I am powerful beyond measure!Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. ~ Luke 10:19
I am no longer a slave, but a child and heir.Galatians 4:7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
I am a crown of beauty in the hand of God.Isaiah 62:3 ESV You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
I am born of God, the evil one does not touch me.1 John 5:18 We know anyone born of God does not continue to sin, the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.
I am an intercessor.2 Corinthians 1:11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.
I am created in His image.So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NIV)
I am cleansed by His blood!l John 1:7  But if we walk in the light , as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.
I am a light.Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Be blessed in Health, Healing, and Wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor
Take Back Your Temple

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

  • Thanks to Almighty God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit for blessing us with the s riptures for wisdom, identity, and love to guide us. All Glory,Praise and Honour to You. Thank you, also for blessing us with Kim for sharing and making available a place for us to share back to her. Amen.

  • I have been looking and looking for something that made sense, and this does. I am an emotional eater, and I have listened to you and read your book and now I need to know where to go from here. Thank you for all you do

    • Hi Fran – I am glad that you found clarity in the materials! You asked, where do you go from here? It depends on what you are seeking. If you are seeking support from others who are on this healing journey, then you can learn more about our Take Back Your Temple program here: https://takebackyourtemple.com/program

  • This along with your video “Overcoming Food Addiction” has helped me see my situation in a whole new light! I have been struggling for years to maintain diets but now I see. Thank you Kim for your passion and perseverance to reach us with the help of God!

    • You are welcome, Teresa! I am thankful to the Lord for giving me the opportunity to share what He has taught me. All glory to Him!

  • a Christian i am expericing self-inflicted brokeness i seeked God for help and i landed on this page your passion to share openly is victorious i have faith that i believe Gods Word to overcome BLESSINGS! Lesia R J

    • Awesome Sherice – it is SO important to renew our minds to who we are and whose we are! That helps us to make better daily decisions that reflect our relationship with Christ.


  • Kimberly
    You are such a blessing to me.
    I used the “ not right now” for the art you wrote. Thank you! It worked! Because, of you! and your uplifting articles I am closer to my weight goal in a very long time. Thank you. and! all the “Take Back Your Temple “ members We are the “Kings” “Daughters “

  • My husband was injured in a work related accident 03/2016, which left him unable to return
    to work todate. The issue with the insurance companies and attorneys have been on-going, causing financial challenges. We agreed that I would continue working and allow our Heavenly Father to use me to provide until my husband is able.

    We to operate a non-profit organization specifically associated with helping at-risk youth and children, in addition to servings those who are interested in starting a business or not for profit company with business formation procedures and 501C-3 application. Projects decreased considerable within the last 6 months causing alarm at times.

    Today while reading over “Who I am in Christ” scriptures Ephesians 3:10 was revealed to me in a light I never say before. There are good works that God predestined me to do and therefore I can rest knowing that those good works will find me or me them.

    Thank you Sister for agreeing the Father to use you the way He does.

  • Thank you Kim . I just finished noting down the above list in my book . I like writing down scriptire passages! I noted about 10 a day! I read it every day and I’m being strengthened from within . God bless you Kim. We are so blessed to be children of the All-powerful , All-knowing and Everlasting God!

  • I am so grateful for these scriptures. I have recently lost my grandson to suicide. Today was a bad day for me and his fiancé was over. There are ever so many questions as to why someone would do this and the ever ending question of what could I have done better to help that person in their darkness when that darkness closes in on them. Even though those questions don’t usually get answered they still remain there. So today these scriptures were really needed in my life. Thank you.

  • You are such a blessing to so many, Kim! May the Lord continue to guide you in providing heart-lifting scriptures and counsel to souls everywhere!

  • The Word is good and rightly dividing it makes us powerful! It well enables us to succeed in our goals for a healthier, stronger life.

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