Who I Am In Christ: A Child Of God

It’s so easy to get caught up in our own ideas or the world’s ideas about who we are or who we should be. But what does God say? Who does God say that I am? Who am I in Christ? This series takes a journey through God’s Word to discover the truth about who we are in Him. 

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)

since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God (1 Peter 1:23)

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. (Galatians 3:26)

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God (Romans 8:16)

If you are God’s child, that makes God your Father (2 Corinthians 6:18). Maybe you struggle with that picture because your experience with the father/child relationship has been far less than ideal. I want to encourage you to give God a chance… He is not the same father you had (or didn’t have) as a child. God is the perfect Father – the kind we were meant to have.

As God’s daughter, you are a child of the King! I have to admit, I cringe when I hear people say, “You’re a princess!” There’s a real negative connotation associated with the word “princess”. But let’s pause for a moment and think about what a princess actually is – an heir (Romans 8:17). Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as a woman having sovereign power.

Now, the power that we do have is not our own. We have the power of God. It is His Spirit in us that empowers us to live the life we were born to live (Romans 8:14). But that’s the great thing about being His child! Because we are his children, we have His power working in and through us to accomplish His will in our lives and the lives of those around us!

Live It Out

Are you living as a child of the King? Are you living your life by the power of the Holy Spirit, or are you living in a state of powerlessness, as a victim of your circumstances, with a downcast spirit? Lift up your eyes and remember who your Father is!

Be encouraged by the promise in 1 John 3:1-2:

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

 

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