ACKNOWLEDGING EVERY GOOD THING THAT IS IN YOU IN CHRIST
That the communication of their faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (Philemon 6)
“Every believer needs to have a daily acknowledgement or confession of who he or she is in Christ.” – Mark Hankins
We often spend too much time focusing on our bad qualities and what is wrong with us. If you look at what is wrong with you long enough, it will get worse. Paul is saying that for our faith to become effective or effectual, we need to acknowledge every good thing that is ours in Christ. How do you acknowledge them? By confessing, speaking, or acting on the Word of God.
When you first get up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror you should take time to acknowledge some of the good things of who you are in Christ. When you are driving down the road, begin to confess who you are and what you have in Christ. It will change your prayer life because often you will quit asking God for things that the Word says already belong to you!
Confession: Wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption are mine because I am in Christ!