Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 5, 2013

Child of God

cb devo sept 5“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2 (NIV)

 

On a couple of occasions, I have heard the word “Christian”   used like an adjective. Sometimes people are judge based on a person’s viewpoint of what a Christian should be. If we’ve accepted Christ as our Savior, we’re more than Christians – we’re  children of God.  As His children we go through the same stages our own children do; disobedience, defiance, and lots of drama – not quite the ideal perfection.

 

On the other hand being a child of God has some of the same blessings our own children receive; unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness, and being taken care of. I am thankful that no matter how much we mess up, God is always right there to forgive us and forget the wrongs. Until the day Christ appears and we are like Him, we can keep trying to live our lives reflecting Christ. We are human with an old sinful nature and will still have days when we fail. That’s where the grace of God comes in and gives us a fresh start after repentance.

 

“Father, How thankful we are to be a child of God and have Your grace and love. Help us to live as Your children each day and be mindful of times that we aren’t. Through repentance, forgiveness, and grace may we learn from each misstep we take.”

 

For His Glory

 

Katrina Redman
TRBC Coffee Break

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