Thursday, October 18, 2007

You are Royalty

Did you know that once you received Christ as your Lord, you became a child of the King of all creation? Not only that, you are a princess (or prince) - true royalty.

When we become royalty, we must have a total shift in how we think of ourselves. No longer are we insignificant, nor do we need to strive for feelings of importance or value - we are important, valuable and significant. We don't ever have to feel less than special - for we are supremely special as children of the King.

How does a prince or princess feel about him or herself? They generally believe they were born for a purpose and with special significance in this world. Well, guess what? That's you!

God, the King, has given you, His child, a purpose in His Kingdom.

It's as if you were once a slave out in the field. In the distance, you could see the Big House, the house where the King and His children lived. Then, one day, the King and the first born son came out and brought you into the house. He chose you out of all the field hands to be invited in, not just as a guest, but to be adopted into the family and to share in his inheritance. He accepted you in the beloved and finds you acceptable, and special. He wanted you so much - not just for a visit - but to be with Him forever.

I think a lot of us, though we are now sons and daughters of the King, true royalty - having a glorious inheritance and all the promises that only the children get - still feel like we did when we were out in the field. We still feel fearful, rejected and unimportant. We still feel insignificant and like a failure. We still feel unacceptable.

However, when the King brought us in from the fields, he gave us a new name, a new identity, a new life. The King finds you so acceptable, so precious that He actually delights over you with singing. You are like a precious jewel to Him! You bring Him joy, just because you are you - not because of anything you do or don't do. He brought you in and rejoiced over you when you were still wearing field clothing, still filthy from all that you used to do. He loved you and thought you were so precious even then - when you were a real mess. How could He not feel the same way about you today? Indeed, He does! His face lights up when He looks at you.

You are a special, royal member of God's family. Believe it. Receive this truth and bask in the love, significance and value that are yours forever and ever.