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You are God’s child

Who are you? Who are you in Christ? Let’s meditate on the verses to know your identity in Christ:

Romans 8:14: For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:16:The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Galatians 3:26: For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 4:7: Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

John 1:12:But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

1 John 3:10: By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.

 

You are God’s creation in His image. God brings you to this world so that you can know Him, love Him, enjoy Him and glorify Him, which is the meaning of your life.

God sent Jesus Christ to this world to seek you and tell you that He loves you. At the moment you hear His voice and receive His word and believe Him to be your Creator and Savior, you are reconciled with the Father God.

You are not a slave to your sins and under the devil’s dominion anymore because Jesus Christ paid your debt of death by shedding His blood on the cross. And Jesus Christ is risen from the death and brings you together to sit by the side of our Father God, as an heir with His royal authority.

How do you know you are His child? God sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in your heart when you believe in Jesus Christ’s name. And this Spirit gives you assurance and peace to know you are not believing a fantasy but the truth recorded in the history and the Bible. Even though there’s no visible sign to prove it, the assurance in your heart is a sign because non-believers don’t have this peace in their hearts no matter how they try to reason with themselves. They cannot even say Jesus Chris is their Lord from their mouths, which could result from either their sins or the devil is hindering them from saying it out loud. This is my American friend’s testimony when she asked a non-believer to say Jesus Christ is her Lord and she cannot even pretend it.

This faith is also not from the secular knowledge. A pastor’s wife from South Africa shared with me that when she was eight years old, she received Jesus as her Savior because she didn’t want to die and go to hell. When she was around her grandmother, who was a fortune-teller at that time, her grandmother needed to ask her to go away because she lost the power of telling people their fortune when this young Christian was around.

Another friend from Taiwan shared about her sister’s testimony. When her sister received Jesus Christ as her Lord, she was ignorant and brought by a friend to see a fortune teller. But out of her surprise, this fortune teller asked her if she is a Christian because he cannot tell her fortune like he does to other non-believers.

See, God’s Holy Spirit is already in these young believers’ hearts and protect them from the devil’s dirty hand to touch or deceive them.

As a believer, the first thing you can practice God’s righteousness is: Sincerely proclaiming you are God’s child by faith in Jesus Christ daily. When you do it, the devil cannot hinder you from claiming all the promises God want to bless you. And you also shine out Jesus Christ’s light and righteousness as you stand firm in this faith in the dark world.

Prayer: Dear Father God, I thank you for receiving me as Your child when I receive Jesus Christ as my Savior from my sins and the Lord of my life. Thank You for giving me the Holy Spirit to dwell in my heart so that I can be guided and taught by You to walk on Your righteous path to the eternity. In Jesus Christ’s name I praise You with all my heart. Amen.

About Manling Chen

Manling Chen
Manling was born and grew up in Taiwan. She came with her husband and 2-year-old son to New York, NY, at age 30 to fulfill her dream of studying in the graduate school. She received a black belt in Taekwendo at age 40 and has been applying the Bible truth and discipline learned in the martial art to fight in her faith as a spiritual warrior. She works with God to write and is currently a freelance reporter for a national Chinese newspaper and writer based in Minnesota. Much of her writing is in the areas of spiritual learning, Bible study, parenting, education, Sunday school, opinions, interviews, and people's stories, etc.

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