(Note: I do not own rights to this song!)
We were in the car, on our way to another appointment, and my mind was focused on the report I had just read about the Disney channel star dying from a seizure in his sleep. That report hit just a little too close to home and had me rattled, and I was in the midst of a serious conversation with the Lord in my head, totally oblivious to this song on the radio or the sweet girl who was singing along so cheerfully, when that little voice from the backseat jolted me from my thoughts…
“Hey mama! I am a child of God! And you are, too… right?”
Y’all, I almost had to pull my car right over on the side of the road. So many times I hear the Lord speak to me through my girls, but this audible, clear word from my baby’s mouth made me weep and shout, all the same time. I am a child of God, right?
You see, I’m guilty of walking around in fear. I worry about what’s going to happen or what’s not going to happen. I fret over the future. I wonder what tomorrow will hold (and the next day and the next day and the next day…). I let the words of mere men cloud my heart and mind instead of embracing the promises of God and walking in His truth.
I cower in insecurity and swim in doubt, forgetting WHOSE I am. I am a child of God! John 1:12 says, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
And what does it mean to be a child of God? Look at Romans 8:14-17…
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
You see that? As children of God we are HEIRS of God, fellow heirs of Christ. That is some good news! And if we know that we have such an inheritance, are we really worried about the things of this world? Are we actually scared of what happens here if we know what awaits us in glory? Are We afraid that our Father doesn’t have our best interest in mind?
We shouldn’t be! And sometimes we just need to be reminded of Who we belong to. I am chosen. I am loved. I am highly favored. I am not forsaken. I am a child of God- and so is my daughter. We will not live in fear or dread, but in the joy of knowing Him and being known by Him.
And friends, guess what? If you’ve trusted Jesus as your Savior, you too are chosen, loved, highly favored, and not forsaken. You are a child of God.
Let’s walk in that truth today ❤️