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Never Abandoned

TODAY’S VERSE
“The LORD will not abandon his people – for it has pleased the LORD to make you his very own people.”
I Samuel 12:22 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
I don’t know how it could be any clearer, yet if you struggle, as I have, with issues of shame and abandonment, this verse will seem like some vague concept you can’t quite get your thoughts around. However, I have come to believe that even in the most fearful of us, the Lord can meet us, open our eyes to the truth and give us hope and peace. “The Lord will not abandon His people.” Don’t just read these words, feel them. Drop your guard, relax your shoulders, exhale and let the emotion of this tremendous promise sink deep into your chest: “God, our Father, will not abandon you.” And if that is not enough, hear the author say, “It has pleased the Lord to make you His very own people.” And that you are. Today, know deep in your heart, “You are God’s child and He will never, never, never abandon you.”  

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Father, forgive me for my fears of your abandonment and a lack of trust in Your love. I renounce this, Lord. Today, I accept the fact that it pleased You to make me Your child and that you will never abandon me. I praise You, Lord, for this.
AMEN

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Joint-Heir With Christ

TODAY’S VERSE

 “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

TODAY’S THOUGHT

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?” 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?

 TODAY’S PRAYER

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. AMEN

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A New Person

TODAY’S VERSE
“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
II Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
We are a new person in Christ. But how much do we really know about this “new person” that we have become? The authors of “Truefaced” make this point, “If we do not start with ‘trusting who God says we are’, we will end up trusting in our own resources to try to please God.” How true is that? The fact is, in Christ we are sons and daughters of God. We are joint heirs with Christ. We are a temple of His Holy Spirit. We are a “saint” and God’s workmanship created to do God’s good works. We are a disciple of Jesus Christ and at the same time a citizen of heaven seated with Christ in heavenly places. We have been chosen by God to be His very own. When we were born again we became a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people of God. In fact, in Christ, we are Holy and dearly loved, free from condemnation for the things we have done. In fact we are unconditionally loved and have been completely forgiven and made righteous. We have been established, anointed and sealed by God in Christ and have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Today, let these truths sink deep into your heart. You are a new person in Christ, the old life is gone and a new life has begun.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I thank You for making me a new person in You. Help me know more of what this really means and to live it out in my everyday life.
AMEN

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Father

TODAY’S VERSE
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.”
Romans 8:15-16 (NIV)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
When we became a Christian, we were born-again. We received the Holy Spirit, becoming a child of God with the right to call God our Father. I don’t know which is more exciting, the fact that I am a child of God or that I have a Heavenly Father that really loves me. The beautiful fact is that both are true. Do you believe this? Do you really understand that God is your father? Do you understand that you are a child of God that is loved and cherished? If it hasn’t already, this truth can totally change your life. Why not let it? Today, breathe in the fact that you are a beloved child of God. Not just the Holy Almighty God, but your Heavenly Father. Know Him, love Him, talk to Him. The Spirit will testify to you, that indeed you are His child. 
 
TODAY’S PRAYER
Oh my loving Father, thank You for making me Your child. Help me to know You, love You and live for You. I need You to guide my life.
AMEN

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Significance

TODAY’S VERSE
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Where do we get our significance from? Is it the accolades for the skills that we have? Is it praise for our achievements? Perhaps it is our job, money or notoriety in some field of endeavor. Maybe we get significance from those we align ourself with, those teams that we cheer or the position we have on certain topics. These all can manufacture some kind of significance, but the most precious significance of all is that which comes from our very innateness. Our significance comes for being the very creation of God that He chose to create and loves unconditionally. He created us to be holy and without fault in His eyes. In his book, “The Deeper Journey,” M. Robert Mulholland Jr. writes, “Here is the ultimate ground of our identity. You are a beloved child of God, spoken forth out of the heart of God’s love before the foundation of the world. The union of a man and woman that brought about your physical conception is only the secondary cause of your being. The primary center of your identity is the heart of God’s love.” So today, if you start to doubt about yourself, if you start to buy the lie that you are anything less that a loved child of God, remember this, God loves you and chose to make you His child before the world was ever created.  

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, thank You for creating me before You created the earth! Thank You that I am part of Your plan and dearly loved by You. Thank You that in You I have all the significance I will ever need.
AMEN

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We Are Children of God

TODAY’S VERSE
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
I John 3:1 (NIV)

TODAY’S MESSAGE
It is really hard to get our mind around some concepts like infinity, predestination and omnipresence. There are things about God that will take us all eternity to understand. “God’s love for us” was never supposed to be one of them. John emphatically tells us that God’s love for us is proven in the fact that God calls us His children. John even punctuates the fact with the phrase, “And that is what we are!” Can you imagine what our life would be like if we really believed that? How different would work be if we went to our job with the full assurance that we are a child of God? How would our family operate if we really believed that everyone under our roof was seriously God’s child? How different would we approach the challenges that come our way? The truth is most of us wrestle with the concept of being God’s child. We have no clue as to what it means or how it should affect our life. Today this can change. Ask God to help you really grasp what it means to be His child. Ask Him to help you really understand the depths of the love He has lavished on you. It will change your life.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I pray that my life would be a living testimony that You have lavished Your love on me by making me Your child. Might everything I think, say and do today be shaped by this glorious fact. In Jesus’ name.
AMEN

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