Who you are: a Child of God

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I Am a Child of GodThe Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God.

1 John 5:1 NLT

Excerpted from my newest book: The Surprising Joy of Discovering How God Sees You:

A Daily Adventure with Your Identity in Christ

Steps on Your Journey to Discover How God Sees You:

So many people are fatherless, whether their father has walked out of their life, has died or is abusive. What an encouragement knowing God is a father to the fatherless, whether you have a good earthly father or not (Psalm 68:5). What do the following verses add?

John 1:12 (ESV): “To all who did receive him [Jesus], who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

Philippians 2:14-15 (NIV): “Do everything without grumbling or arguing,so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.”

1 John 3:1 (NIV): “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”

Regardless of what your earthly father was like, Father God loved you so much He called you His child. Think about that. The Lord calls you His child. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done; if you believe in Him and accept Him, He gives you the right to become His child (John 1:12).

What does it mean to you to be God’s child? Take some time to meditate on that today. This is a key issue for us to understand. Ask God to help you to see yourself as He sees you.

Do you act like a child of the Living God? Do you act like you are loved? Or do you act like an unloved orphan? Is there anything you need to change in how you act?

A Prayer for You:

Father, thank You for making me Your child. Help me to experience Your love and feel like Your son/daughter. Show me anything that is holding me back from fully understanding what it means to be a child of God. Forgive me for the times I haven’t acted like Your child, but have instead acted like an orphan. Teach me what Your children should act like.

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Gaylyn Williams, co-author of Never Do Fundraising Again: A Paradigm Shift from Donors to Lifelong Partners

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