Dr. Neil T. Anderson, president and founder of FREEDOM IN CHRIST MINISTRIES, states in his book Living Free In Christ, that once we become Christians, we no longer have to be products of our past, but rather, we become products of Christ's work on the cross.
As children of God, we have the life of Christ in us. We are in Christ and Christ in us. We have a new identity. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new"
(2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV).
Yet, to fully understand our new identity and be everything that God intends for us to be doesn't happen overnight. According to Dr. Anderson, "renewing our minds does not come naturally; there is no automatic 'delete button' that erases past programming. We have to consciously know the Word of God so that we can understand who we are from God's perspective" (Living Free In Christ,p. 11). And, how do we consciously know the Word of God?
The Holy Bible is the Word of God and it is filled with God's promises to you! To consciously know the Word of God, you must first know what the Bible says, and secondly, you must choose to believe the truth. The "In Christ, I am.." book is a compilation of hundreds of Scriptures designed to help you know and affirm who you are in Christ! "The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity" (Victory Over the Darkness, p. 48).
Living Free In Christ, Victory Over the Darkness, and The Bondage Breaker by Dr. Neil T. Anderson are excellent books to supplement the "In Christ, I am.." book and to further help you grow and develop in your Christian walk.