Monday, August 28, 2017

Child of God

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

In his classic work, Knowing God, J.I. Packer wrote, “If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father.”

God is your Father. Think about that for a moment. You’re being watched over and prudentially cared for by a Father who knows more than you know, sees more than you see, cares more than you care, and provides in a way only He can.

God is your Father. Think about it again. You are safe and secure in the everlasting arms of God. Now, you can confidently go on your adventure with Him. 

God is your Father. Think about it again. He has a plan whereby you can grow in Christlikeness. And you can do it, not by way of disappointment over what you are missing, but rather, by the assurances He has given.

The essence of Christianity is being in a relationship with God. And it’s your daily interaction with Him that shapes you - transforms you. Your life is forever changed simply by being in relationship with God the Father.

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. 1 John 2.12-13

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