27th October 2023

Carl Brettle (NPN) writes



My Identity Is In Christ

It's a quest we're all on, and you know the answer might be closer than you think.
Galatians 2:20 (NCV) says,

"I was put to death on the cross with Christ, and I do not live anymore - it is Christ who lives in me. And I now live my life in this physical body by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

You are not just a random collection of experiences, achievements, or failures. Nah, you're so much more - you're a beloved child of God. And when you understand your identity in that light, your purpose becomes clearer, too.

Living a life rooted in Christ gives you a purpose that's both eternal and meaningful right here and now.
Through your actions, words, and choices, you become a living testimony to God's love and grace.
That's not just a purpose; that's a calling.

Lauren Sanchez, Editor for Salem Web Network sites - including, has compiled a list Favourite Songs about Jesus, and writes:-

Let's look at the reason why we worship.
We worship to express praise for who God is, to exalt him, and to give thanks to Jesus.

We worship to thank God the Father, and Jesus, for all they have done for us, with grateful hearts.

We worship to draw near to the living God, to spend time in his presence.
We worship to experience Heaven on earth.

As we draw near to God in worship, there are many subjects that we sing about.

One of the most common themes in worship songs is the sacrifice of Jesus and gift of salvation God gave through him.

We sing to thank God for this incredible gift, to praise Jesus for his painful sacrifice.

We exalt the One who showed us how to live, who never sinned, yet carried the sins of the world.
We remember that by his blood, we are reconciled to God and that nothing
"will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
(Romans 8)

We remember that there is hope beyond the grave.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

Songs about Jesus to remind us of who he is and what he's done for us.

To quote songwriter Stuart Townend,
"How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure
that He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss.
The Father turns His face away
as wounds which mar the Chosen One
bring many sons to glory."

"Let it Be Jesus"
This very personal worship song is about living out one's faith.
Galatians 2:20 says,
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me."

It's the desire for our entire lives to be about Jesus.
It's encouragement to testify about Jesus throughout our lives.

The first verse says,
"Let it be Jesus
The first name that I call
Let it be Jesus
My song inside the storm
I'll never need another."

The song's chorus references the verse,
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
(Philippians 1:21)

The theme is found throughout the song.
The powerful bridge is a proclamation of faith, that no matter what may happen, whether good or bad, to remember and proclaim the name of Jesus.

Some lyrics are:
"For me to live is Christ
For me to live is Christ
God I breathe Your name
Above everything
Let it be, let it be Jesus"
"Let it be Jesus

"Let it Be Jesus" was written by Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman, and Chris Tomlin.
It is performed by Christy Nockels.

Watch the music video here!
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