I have had several conversations lately about the kingdom of God and how it compares to the world that we know. Instead of just settling on the phrase “well, it’s completely different”, I want more specifics. My focus for the next five weeks will be a look at what the bible says about who we are in Christ. How is our identity in Christ different than our identity in the world?
We are children of God.
When I think about what it means to be a child in this world, I think about my experience as a child in the family I grew up in, as well as the experience my own children had with me. Both imperfect because we are imperfect. Its hard for most of us to think of being part of a family free of competition, criticisms, feelings of being lover-looked, misunderstood or unloved at times.
As a child of God, we are fully loved, fully accepted, nothing we do surprises our father, he will never leave us and he will never forsake us. We don’t have to compete with our siblings or wonder if we are loved. It’s a paradigm worth exploring. How can I live my life more aware of being a child of God?
Thank you Jesus for what you’ve done – so that we may be a child of God.
Lord, today we celebrate your trustworthiness. When the ground shakes, the sands shift and we are faced with an unpredictable landscape, we can take a deep breath and rest on your steadfast love. You truly are our rock.
Lord, thank you for being with us, for watching over us and for having a personal relationship with us. We may not hear your footsteps but we can see you around us when we watch for you. Our true companion. ❤️🙏 painting by Vivian Laxdal Dunbar
Lord, we rest on the facts today, you are in control. Our feelings may try lead us into fear and anxiety, worrying about what may come. But, we return to the facts. You are all-powerful, you are with us and your good and perfect will – will prevail. Thank you ❤️🙏.
Lord, you are not bound by the limitations that surround us. You can break-through and transform any situation. Please break-through with your healing and perfect will for our lives. You can work all things together for good. We need you. Amen.
Lord, in your great faithfulness, please help us to let go and turn away from any sin in our lives that slows us down on our journey towards you. Amen #jesuschrist #yahweh #holyspirit #dailydevotional #scripture #bibleverse #towardsyou #toyou