Do we really know who we are? If we really understood deep down, I am convinced we would behave differently.
God created every human on the planet in His image. We all carry the DNA of the Creator. The Bible tells us we are His children.We have the option to live and breathe in the power of His love for us….but we miss it, at least I do, all too often.
Much of my journey of faith has been to begin to understand who I am as chosen daughter of The King of all creation. I am still very much on this journey. As I have progressed, I find myself slowly becoming less concerned about myself and better able to meet others where they are, to love them. I can do that because I am allowing God to love me and fill me with His perfect never-ending love. By taping in to the eternal source of love we can become more like the waterfall in the picture, wide and continually overflowing.
This week I am sharing a blessing written by Sylvia Gunter. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will highlight something for every reader. Whatever each person needs, I pray that everyone receives God’s loving touch. The following is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of the blessings offered us by our loving heavenly Father.
Please read it out loud if possible:
Blessing Of Identity*
Be Blessed to know your identity as your Father’s beloved son or daughter. “Those who are lead by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Rom 8:14) Be blessed with fully realizing the life changing truth of the Spirit living in you, so that you can know you are the beloved of your Father, and He is yours. Be blessed with His exquisite fathering and receive it as His special child. Be blessed to know His Spirit speaking to you that you are a delight to him.
Jesus grew in wisdom and stature in favor with God and man. Your Father wants to bless you with growth that is mental, spiritual, emotional, and relational. Receive from your Father the love and acceptance you have been seeking. Your Father’s heart is passionate for your full identity as His child, based purely on relationship, not performance. Be blessed as He calls you to fully live as the son or daughter you are. You do not have to work for it. You can’t earn that relationship. Be blessed with perfect love that casts out fear that you aren’t enough or you don’t have what it takes.
Be blessed to know without doubt that your Father is extending His favor toward you. This is the time of your Father’s favor, a time to receive His gift to you of security in His house. Be blessed with knowing this new grace place with your heavenly Father. He wants you to receive it. Be blessed as He calls you to life, nurture, and enlargement. Be blessed with a rich gold mine of identity and legitimacy from which to live confidently and purposefully in God’s design of you and His purposes for you. Be blessed to be released into the full rights of your true identity and legitimacy in your Father.*
What spoke to your heart? I encourage you to reread this as many times as possible to let these truths sink in. Be blessed to receive.
Father God, Help me to receive your love so I may be full to overflowing. Show me what I need to let go of to make more room for your love to flow through me. Thank you for NEVER giving up on me and for ALWAYS loving me and blessing me. Amen
*Safe In The Father’s Heart by Sylvia Gunter with Elizabeth Gunter, Page 40.[Available through thefathersbusiness.com]