I want you to learn to look at yourself — and others — through the lens of My unfailing Love. As you persevere in this you will gradually find it easier to love yourself and others.Jesus speaking in “Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence” by Sarah Young
Meditating on your true identity is a beneficial Christian mindfulness exercise. In Jesus Always, Sarah Young tells us that Jesus says: “You are troubled by fear of failure, but My Love for you will never fail. Let Me describe what I see as I gaze at you, beloved. You look regal, for I have crowned you in My righteousness and crowned you with glory and honor. You are radiant, especially when you are looking at Me. You are beautiful as you reflect My Glory back to Me.”
Seeing ourselves as God sees us brings peace. It also opens up a wave of compassion for others.
“A Guide to Practicing the God’s Presence” by Kenneth Boa and Jenny Abel recommends this exercise. It also provides a long list of identity scriptures for meditation. You can download the 211-page book for free here.
To do the Christian mindfulness exercise:
Choose one or two of the Scriptures below (or in any list of identity Bible verses). Pick one that you truly believe reflects how God sees you.
Write down the Scripture and place it on your bedside. Before you go to sleep, read the Scripture and meditate on it.
Some appropriate Scriptures include:
“But as many received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)
“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
“I call you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father, I have made known to you.” (John 15:15b)
“Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7)
“Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
“But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature. The old things have passed away. Behold, new things have come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek. There is neither slave nor free man. There is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)