Sunday, January 28, 2018
You Are A Child Of God
JOHN 1:12 NKJ 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
If you have received Jesus Christ, you are a child of Almighty God.
ROMANS 8:16 NKJ 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
1 JOHN 3:2 NKJ 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
The words in the Bible are meant to reveal to us truth so we will picture it clearly in our minds. God used pictures of things we understand to communicate how He looks at us, and how He feels toward us. One of those pictures is that Father God wants you to see yourself as His child. That means He wants you to expect His protection, His provision, His training, and His love. For God is a perfect parent!
No one expects a young child to provide for their own needs. Instead, we expect a child will be loved and cared for by its parents.
Parents usually are quite pleased when their child does anything that shows they are making progress. Like when it takes its first steps, or draws them a picture.
If you are a parent, I am sure you were excited when your child first began to speak to you. To other people it may have sounded like "goo goo" but to you it was wonderful. This is the same way our Father God feels. He wants us to communicate with Him. We may not know all the "right words" to say, or even how to say them, but God is thrilled when we start attempting to pray and communicate with Him.
At first we may not understand Him perfectly, but we can be confident that He perfectly understands every thought of our heart. And as we grow we can expect to learn to understand God's communication with us more clearly, too.
So, don't hesitate to pray because you think you don't know how. God your Father just wants to hear from you. He delights in you!
Don't hesitate to begin walking in faith and love. Just like a human baby's first steps, you will likely fall a few times, but when you do, Father God will be there to pick you up and cheer you on.
SAY THIS: God has delight that I am His child.
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