I hope you have found encouragement in the posts of this series. I know I have been reminded of who the Lord tells me I am through His Word.
This is the final post in this series and, although I did not plan it to go in the order it has, we are ending in such a perfect way. Thank you, Jesus, for your perfect plan in all things!
Truth: I am a daughter of the King
My husband, who is the best thing I could have wished for on this side of heaven, said the following words to me one anniversary: “If I could go back, I would choose you again.”
There is nothing like the feeling of being chosen.
Good news! Each and every one of us who accepts Jesus into our hearts and lives is chosen.
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” (Eph. 1:4)
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” (Eph. 1:5)
And a child of God.
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.” (1 John 3:1-2)
We are his daughters and He is our beloved Daddy. He has a special name, reserved for those who are His: Abba.
“And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” ” (Gal. 4:6)
Oh, how He loves us. I had no idea how much He truly loves us until my husband and I had children. I love them more than words can express and this pales in comparison to how much God loves us.
He adores us. He rejoices over us. He mends us. He shields us. He equips us. He sees us. He refines us. He goes before us to protect us. He makes us new.
Christian artist, Chris Tomlin, sings:
“You’re a Good, Good, Father. It’s who you are. And I’m loved by you.” (Good Good Father, Chris Tomlin, 2015).
He is so good. And we get to call him Abba.
After watching The Help, I was inspired to speak truth into my daughters often using three impactful sentences. The ones I chose are:
- You are safe
- You are loved
- You are a daughter of the King.
I remind them of these truths often. They needed to be reminded of their safety immediately after the scare mentioned in post 4 of this series, but every day, they need to know they are safe to be real in our home–to let down their walls and simply be. They also need to know they are loved (not only by my husband and me, but their Heavenly Father) no matter what. Lastly, they need to be reminded that they are daughters of the King of all kings. They belong to Him and have simply been entrusted to us.
You, dear Sister, are a daughter of the King! Chosen. Adopted. His.
Rest in these truths and know today that you are because He is. Without Him, we would be nothing.
Thank you Abba, for loving me first. For choosing me. For adopting me. I am so unworthy, but grateful to be your daughter. Thank you for reminding me of who I am in you. I love you.