Self-perception can be everything. At CityLight Church we focus on the believer’s identity in Christ. When God looks at you – his child – He sees you through a lens of love. He sees you as He sees His only Son, Jesus Christ.
John was a man who had a handle on his identity in Christ. He refers to himself as the disciple ‘whom Jesus loved’ on five different occasions (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:7, 21:20). John had a handle on just how strongly Jesus felt about him. He loved him, and he was not afraid to let the world know.
God loves you just as much as He loved John. You are the disciple whom Jesus loves. Now start acting like it!
-by Pastor Mike White