So here is my way of reminding myself and others about who we have become in Christ Jesus. In this first post and in many others that will follow it, I will write about what I discover about the Christian life. I have a list of these things already by I would like to structure them better and continue to add scriptures under different headings. The question I will be answering is this: Who am I in Christ? Who have I become because of what God had done for me through the death and resurrection of Jesus? In answering this question, I will remind you of who you are because Christ died and resurrected for you and for me so, if I am a child of God and you also believe in Jesus you are also a child of God.
The first one for today is that You are a Child of God
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (John 1:12 NKJ)
If you have received Christ Jesus as your saviour – the one who took your place on the cross. If you believe in His Name – That is you believe that He has authority over all the heavens and the earth. Then you have a right to become a child of God. You can call God father. You can expect Him to treat you as a son or daughter. That involves a lot. Some people once accused Jesus of equating himself with God simply because he called God his father. Yes it is true, you having been given the right to become a child of God. You are a child of God. You can partake of the divine nature.
Please take note that this is not in the future. You got the right to become a child of God when you received Jesus. Now all you need to do is believe it and walk in it. Go out today with this consciousness. Say to yourself – Ade, you are a child of God. Say to God – Thanks for making me your child. I love you father. I trust you father. Say to your fellow christian – you are my brother and sister in the Lord. These seemingly little things make a big difference in the building of your faith. As you begin to tell other Christians that you believe they are your brothers and sisters and you tell other people who do not believe that you are convinced that God is real and He is your father, your will begin to experience a new level of confidence in your walk with God and your life in General.
Challenge your negative thoughts with the scriptures – Whenever you feel worthless, when you hear something saying to you that no one loves you or care. Say to that voice “you are wrong. I am a child of God. God has given me the right to become a child of GOD”. I belong to Him and He is an excellent father. He loves me and I love Him.
May the Lord continue to remind you of His love and of all that you have in Him. Have a blessed day Child of God.