The world continually tries to tell us what clothes we should wear, which cars we should drive, and whom we should strive to model our lives after.  We often form our identities through commercials, television shows, music, actors, and those we are close to; yet only one source offers us a secure and true identity: Jesus Christ.

As believers, we need daily reminders, and sometimes moment-by-moment reminders, of who we are in Christ. Whether through reciting Scripture we have memorized, setting reminders on our phones with the promises of God, or encouraging others in His truth (and in turn reminding ourselves), we must strive to see ourselves as the men and women Christ sees us as— the men and women He died for.

Who am I in Christ?
I am a child of God! (1 John 3:1)
Who am I in Christ?
I am created in His image! (Genesis 1:27)
Who am I in Christ?
I am redeemed and forgiven! (Ephesians 1:7)
Who am I in Christ?
I am freed from sin! (Romans 6:6)
Who am I in Christ?
I am loved by the God of this universe! (John 3:16)

By living our lives knowing who we are in Christ, we will guide our children to know their worth and identity in Christ. What more could we want than to watch our children live fully for Him?

This month encourage each member of your family to create Identity Art to serve as a reminder of who you are in Christ.


• large piece of white construction paper (1 per family member)
• printer paper (2 sheets per family member)
• watercolor paints
• paintbrushes (1 for watercolors and 1 for Mod Podge)
• Mod Podge


1. On a large piece of white construction paper, paint a design of your choice. Try to fill the entire paper with color.

2. Take a photo of the artist’s profile as though he or she is shouting, and print it out in black and white on printer paper.

3. Trim the photo so only the artist is showing.

4. Type up identity statements proclaiming who you are in Christ (e.g., I am forgiven!, I am loved!, I am redeemed!, I am chosen!, I am accepted!, I am
worthy!, I am valued!, I am God’s creation!, I am set free!).

5. Print and trim the identity statements.

6. Once the paint is dry, use a paintbrush and Mod Podge to glue the trimmed photo to the side of the watercolor painting.

7. Using the Mod Podge, place and glue the identity statements so it appears the artist is yelling the statements.

8. Once everything is in place, cover completely with the Mod Podge.

9. Let the Identity Art dry completely (the Mod Podge will dry clear), and then place the art in a prominent place to serve as a reminder of who you in are Christ!