I am a child growing up in the love of God. He is the King of everything and I am royalty in training.
Father, my Papa, loves me so much that He sent His only Son to give me a ‘get out of jail free’ card.
When I realized that Christ Jesus was something more than a story in a Book, I wept. Christ understood that I couldn’t help myself. He knew how the human race had hurt His Father when we rejected Him but He came for us anyway.
At the moment I accepted the Son, the Father adopted me into His family. I am now His child growing toward maturity into the maturity of a son. My big brother Christ Jesus rescued me and sent His own Spirit to live in me. I have the potential to listen and learn how to walk in victory and authority on the earth.
I can ‘miss the mark’ that He has set for me by doing things I did before I accepted His gift of salvation. I feel conviction when it happens but He never condemns me. I have learned that condemnation is the only weapon that Satan has; so I know when I feel condemned, all I have to do is turn around because my Papa is waiting for me. He reaches out and loves me, draws me back out of the situation and says, “I’ve got you, It is all right.” He is my Papa and I am His child and He doesn’t treat me like He would treat a stranger.
When my children were young, if they took $20 out of my purse, I would treat them differently than if a neighbor child came into our home and stole money from me. It is the same for me now. When I do something I may have done before I was adopted, my heavenly Father treats me differently than the people of the world
So as His child, I depend on my Father for everything I need. I know He will discipline me if I get off the track, but always He will love me and be there with His arms open wide when I turn around and look to Him in anything and everything.
My identity is not a sinner because then my father would be the devil; my identity is in my relationship with my Father God because of what my big Brother did by paying price for my sin. Therefore I am not a sinner saved by grace; I am a saint, a child of the Living God who is the King of everything.
My job as a child is to listen to His voice and learn to walk in obedience and delight in His Presence. It is to make Him proud of me because I listen when He speaks and do what He says.
An earthly parent is patient with their new baby and helps him as he develops into the toddler and other phases of his life, our heavenly Father is even more patient with me as I grow in His love.
Psalms 91 is about living in the Secret Place with Him and as I learn more of how to set my love on Him, He delivers me and honors me. The benefits of being part of His royal family are out of this world. This is why I am on the joy journey!!