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Is it believing He is who He says He is—my Savior, Messiah, Redeemer and friend?
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! 
It's really preaching the gospel to myself. I read this recently:
"Whatever progress we make in our Christian lives—whatever going onward, whatever pressing forward—the direction will always be deeper into the gospel, not apart from it, or aside from it. Growth in the Christian life is the process of receiving Christ's 'It is finished' into new and deeper parts of our being every day, and it happens as the Holy Spirit daily carries God's good word of justification into our regions of unbelief—what one writer calls our 'unevangelized territories.'" —Tullian Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing = Everything
I used to think that preaching the gospel to myself was just reminding myself every day that I was saved, but it's so much more. It's reminding myself every day who I am because of who He is. It's taking my thoughts captive for Christ because His thoughts of me are beautiful and holy and loving, and mine often are not. It's reminding myself that I'm a great sinner in need of a great Savior and He has got that covered. He's done it all. There is nothing left for me to do except be all that I am in Him!
He is my Kinsman-Redeemer. He has bought me with Himself and for Himself. He has taken me away from the sin and death that threatened me and made me His beloved.
He's my Redeemer. I'm His beloved.
Each day I will lay myself at His feet, trusting that He has me covered—me and my life!
Sue Birdseye is an author and single mom of five kids that range from 4 years old to 17 years old. Her book, When Happily Ever After Shatters (Tyndale House) is in bookstores. This is adapted from her blog, uptomytoes.com.

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