Beloved Child of God: Spend 5 with Jesus: January 3, 2023
Beloved Child of God
See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.
Never forget you are a beloved child of God. There is a lot of brokenness in our world. There is a lot of brokenness in us. There may be a lot of brokenness in you. But remember, Jesus has conquered sin and death.
Most people who desire to become the person God has created them to be can easily recognize the brokenness. We can see all too easily, I think, our shortcomings, our failures, our sins. They are always before us. And when we feel this brokenness, we have a choice. We can pretend we are not broken. Or, we can admit our brokenness. Or, we can admit our brokenness and acknowledge what we are. We are beloved sons and daughters of God.
And this means that you have infinite worth, and so do I. When we acknowledge we are a beloved child of God, it is then God can do things to help. He can heal our brokenness. He can forgive our sins. He can restore the relationship that we have broken. And most importantly, he can remind us that we are important enough that he died for our sins.
This year, make this question your own, and make it a question you ask often. Where is God? And how is it that God helps you not only to realize you are a beloved child of God, but also that you are given the grace and provided the grace to live like one.
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