Life comes at you fast and trying to keep your priorities straight is a real challenge. One of the priorities that I have tried to keep straight is that people are more important than things, and relationships are of the greatest treasures of our lives. That truth flows from our highest priority – our relationship with God.
Don’t ever forget that you are a child of God – It was the Lord who created you – it was the Lord who breathed life into you, and it was the Lord that gave you the right to be a child of God.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. ~ John 1:12-13
You have the right to be a child of God by the will of God because you have received Him.
Because we are a child of God our Father in Heaven wants to raise us right – which means from time to time He will correct us. Hebrews 12:3-11 tells us that if we are to be authentic sons and daughters than God will discipline us as a good father would do. If we are obedient 90% of the time and only 10% of the time we missed the mark – that 10% departure from the will of God over time would lead us away from the Lord. Correction is what helps us to get back in line with the will of God – that is why the Word of God needs to be an important part of our lives in order for the Lord to bear witness with our spirit about His will in our life.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
May the Lord say to each one of us, “This is my son (daughter) in whom I am well pleased”!