Friday, March 26, 2010

Today's Devotional

And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. – And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?
Romans 8:17, 30-31

I don’t think we really understand who we are in Christ. If we did, the Church would be a more powerful force in the world. Instead we go around blinded to our true inheritance. We are like a child, who separated at birth from its Father the King, grows up never realizing the birthright that was theirs. Never accepts the reality that they are the child of a King. In his book, “When Heaven Invades Earth”, Bill Johnson drives this point home. He writes, “At what point do we start thinking of our worth through His eyes? If it is true that the value of something is measured by what someone else will pay, then we need to rethink our worth. – Jesus paid the ultimate price to make it possible for us to have a change in our identity. – Doesn’t it honor Him more when His children no longer see themselves only as sinners saved by grace, but now heirs of God?” If it is true that you have become a Christian, then you are more than His disciple and His friend. You are also a joint heir of God’s glory! You are a child of the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords. Today, let that fact sink in. You are God’s child. You are a co-heir with Christ in our Heavenly Kingdom. If God is for you, what in this world could possibly be significant enough to be against you? Whatever it is, cast it off in the Name of Jesus! Pick up the crown He has given you as His child and be about your Father’s business in this world. You can you know. You must, for no one else can do your part.

Father, I have judged myself by so many false standards. I have seen myself with blurry vision. I have looked in a stained mirror never seeing what you see. Today help me believe. Help me really understand that I am your child, a joint heir with Christ. Father, today I accept my commission as your child, and will go about doing your business, in your authority, backed with all the power of your throne. Because of Jesus and in His name I pray ~Amen

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