Sunday, 9 April 2017

Who am I?

God will never disown you, desert you, dump you, because you cost too much! His love doesn’t increase when you’re more spiritual or decrease when you’re distant!

Source: Cherie Burbach
The Apostle John writes in 1 John 3:1 ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!’ Read that again and note the ‘we’! If that doesn’t make you say ‘wow!’ you need to keep reading it until it does!

So many Christians live a lifetime without discovering who they really are. It’s so tragic because a victorious Christian life actually depends on it! Christians are first and foremost Children, we are not merely supporters, followers, devotees, comrades, workers, ministers, labourers……We are children of God!. God is not merely building a workforce but a family and you’ll never function properly unless you understand that it’s from the position of being a child. Adults can easily lose the wonder of what it means to be a child! Brennan Manning wrote ‘The two pivotal words in the teaching of Jesus are both ‘A’ words – Amen & Abba’.

Source: Crosspoint Church Online
When Jesus spoke of His Father as ‘Abba’ (a colloquial form of address used by Jewish children to their father) He opened up possibilities previously unknown, the new dawn of incredible generosity and blessing. Romans 8:15 states; ‘By Him, WE cry, ABBA Father’. In no world religion, would it be thinkable that a human being could ever call ALMIGHTY GOD, ‘Daddy’!  Receiving Jesus – the One & Only – gives US the power to call God – ‘Daddy’! I love how Max Lucado describes this blessing: ‘The Christ of the galaxies is the Christ of your Monday mornings. You have a Friend in high places. Does the child of Arnold Schwarznegger worry about tight pickle jars? Does the son of Nike founder Phil Knight sweat about a broken shoelace or trainer? If the daughter of Bill Gates can't turn on her computer, does she panic! No, neither should you, your God has walked your streets, He knows your name, He loves you more than you'll ever know’. You’re not merely a friend of God; you're a Child of God! We are to live in His embrace and be eternally secure in His love. This fact should take our breath away – that ‘in Christ’ we are accepted by God just as much as Jesus is!!!

Why is this so important to understand? Because it’s only when you know how much God loves you that you can really begin to love God. 1 John 4:19 ‘We love Him because He first loved us’. God will never disown you, desert you, dump you, because you cost too much! His love doesn’t increase when you’re more spiritual or decrease when you’re distant! One of hardest things is to accept that you are an object of God’s delight.

Jesus is not a subject; He’s not something you can say, ‘I get that, what's next?’ - well, there is no next! He is the ultimate! We can never move on from Jesus, there is nothing else worth moving on to! Let your thoughts today focus on the truth that you through Christ are a child of a Heavenly Father who is ‘crazed and drunk’ with love for YOU!


Author: Alan Hewitt - AOG UK National Leadership Team 

May God bless and enrich your life


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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful reminder of God's unconditional love for us. In this chaotic world it is so easy for us to lose our focus and to prioritise other things, however as the article says; 'Jesus is not a subject; He’s not something you can say, ‘I get that, what's next?’ - well, there is no next! He is the ultimate! We can never move on from Jesus, there is nothing else worth moving on to!'. Jesus is the ultimate. Amen

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  2. This is a powerful article and wonderful reminder of what an awesome and incredible blessing it is that we should be called children of God, and that IS what we are. We are His, He is our Father,He chose us, predestined us and called us because He loves us. Amen. Thank you for reminding us that there is no substitute, no other way, only in Christ are we whole, and that I can boldly say, I am a child of God. Amen.

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  3. Amen, a child of God.
    Abba Father, just an incredible Blessing.
    Thank you for Blessing the body of Christ with your time to share this wonderful Blog. ALL the Glory to God ALWAYS.
    God Bless Brother

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  4. Thanks once again for precious words today that reminds us that we are children of the most high God today I am 75 years i can truly say i know I am a child of God and loved by Him and He holds me in the palm of His hands

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  5. Our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and our father God created everything for his pleasure which includes us,? we are one with our Lord when we are united with him in spirit EPHESIANS 1 V 5 having predestined us into the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself according to the good pleasure of his will. thank you for this reminder of jut who we are in Christ. God bless you Brother

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