Our Heavenly Family

This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” Galatians‬ ‭4:1-7‬ ‭

One of the most transformative things that we as Christians should realize is that when we accept Jesus into our lives we are not only saved, but we are also grafted into his family as a son or daughter. Because of the blood of Jesus poured out on cavalry we can not only be with God forever as an extra in God’s story, but we can be His son or daughter. We can be blood relatives  to the King of the universe because when we accept Jesus all our sins are covered by the blood of Jesus. When we realize this and take it all in, that the King of the universe, the Creator of all, not only knows your name, but He knows you so well that He knows the  number of hairs on your head (Luke 12:7). It is amazing, I don’t think you know the number of hairs on your head, but He does. 

 He does not want it to be a one way relationship where He knows everything about you and you know nothing about Him. It is impossible for us to know everything about Him, but I want to have the desire like the Seraphim who fly around God crying Holy, Holy, Holy all the time because they are always seeing something new and glorious about God (Isaiah 6:2-7). In the same way I desire to be able to always be seeking God, so much that I have to cry Holy, Holy, Holy. I want to see more sides of God, but the only way to do that is to go boldly to the throne of God in prayer, read the Bible, and serve others. Another beautiful thing we should realize about our heavenly Father is that He will love us the same no matter what we do, where we go, or who we are with. He may not love our actions or decisions, but He will always love us. He cannot love us more or less than He does right now. We do not have to try to earn God’s love. He already loves us as much as He possibly can, He is love, there is no one who can love you more than He can. We should not work to try to earn His love, we already have it, we serve Him because we love Him and we desire to show that love to others. 

Today and this week as we honor fathers remember that as Christians we have two fathers, our earthly father and our heavenly Father. The way we can honor our heavenly Father is by praying, thanking Him for all He’s done for us, and by being in His word. Another way is by serving Him, not to earn His love, but because we have realized that we already have it and need to share it. We want to show His love to others not so they will look at us, but so they will look up to Him, because we are radiating His light and love. 

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