Do you know who you are to God? The answer to this question is the source of all your value, and significance. The unbeliever and/or the atheist does not see the inherent value of life or they attempt to find value in transient things, material possessions, and positions in this world. The unfortunate part is that as a believer, we can become susceptible to the later, after being adopted by the God of the universe we can look to the makings of our hands to make us! Most of us would not doubt the inherent value of our life, but the significance and value of being made a child of God readily escapes us. Come with me let’s find our value and significance in who we are to Him.
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:26)
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
Christianity has rightly been described as a relationship with God, above anything else. Do you know there is value that comes from you being in relationship? This is what I mean, every human being who has existed and exists on this earth has inherit value as a creation of God, but only those who come to God through Christ have the value that comes from being in relation to Him; more specifically the value that comes from being children of God.
Beloved, now we are children of God… 1 John 3:2
We do not have to claim this for ourselves, point of fact is we couldn’t, and this is where we can rejoice because God claims us, “the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” Rom 8:16. You becoming a child of God, was not property acquisition to Him, it is the expansion of His family, the family that He spoke with Abraham about over 4,000 years ago. Guess what? It didn’t start there, God was thinking about family, more particularly you before the foundations of the world (Eph 1:4).
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1
The dawning of the reality of God adopting you should bring with it an overwhelming realization of love. As children of our earthly parents we have never experienced not being their child and the love that comes with it. However, we have experienced being alienated from God, but now as His child He’s calling you to know “what manner of love the father has bestowed” on you! You don’t have to make this up, its real, and it’s for you to know and cherish because God has poured His love upon you because you’re his child, and you are highly valued to Him.
As a child of God you have a lasting enduring value that transcends the events of this life. That means no matter what job you have, your status in God’s eyes couldn’t be higher and will never be lower. No matter how someone treated you last week, God still calls you his son or daughter right now. This value is eternally enduring, never fading, and always sustaining. It never loses its value, there are no market swings and dips no variance of perception as long as you continue to believe.
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