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A Child Of The King

Thursday, April 25, 2013



I'm so thankful that my heavenly Father loves me and cherishes me as His daughter.

God wants to be intimately involved with our lives and He loves us with a perfect Father's love. There is no fear in His love because fear involves torment and causes us to run from His presence. How can we say we love Him when we are afraid to come before Him for one reason or another. We see that in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned. One of the first things they did was to hide from their heavenly Father. Instead of running into His arms of love and giving Him the opportunity to wipe away their fears, they ran away from Him.

For years I have always spent a special time with the Lord first thing in the morning, and I still do. However, some days I'm not as alert as others and some days it takes me a little longer to get moving. It's in those times that I feel less connected to my heavenly Father. These times affect my ability to enjoy my fellowship with my Father.

One morning recently I experienced one of these times when I just didn't feel as aware of His presence as I usually do. In praying about this situation the Lord spoke ever so gently to me and ask me how I would treat one of my children if they got up not feeling well and was having a difficult time of interacting with me. And I responded that I would take my little one in my arms and rock her/him speaking tender words of love and affection for her/him while she/he took their time in waking up, stretching and acclimating to their day. It was then that He brought to my memory these verses in Psalm 103:

Psalm 103:13, 14 NKJV As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

Then He spoke this to my heart:

“You are free to be yourself, Child. I have set you free to live as I direct you. You are free to come into My presence any time you want. I am always here waiting to meet with you. It's okay for you to take your time to prepare yourself to meet with Me. I am not a harsh taskmaster who demands your attention before you do anything else. Relax in My love and enjoy being with Me. Let your hair down, so to speak, and relax. Envision your child coming to you. You don't demand their every moment or expect them to give up all other life activities for you. And neither do I, My Child. I created you and placed you in the world in which you live. I created your body to function. Every season of your life is different from the last. Don't feel that you must go through life the same way every day. I am not into formulas; I want a living relationship with you. I understand your moods, your ups and downs and your physical needs and limitations. Relax and enjoy Me as I enjoy you. You are the apple of My eye. I delight in you. Don't allow condemnation from the enemy to push you away from Me. Come to Me and I will refresh you.”

In reflecting on His tender words of love I am reminded of some scriptures that describe who we are as His children.

John 1:12, 13 NKJV 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.

Those who are born again, or who have received Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior have become children of God. The scripture says that He gave them the “right” to become His children.

Right – Greek word exousia – one of four words defining “power” in God's word. This definition means the authority or right to act, ability, privilege, capacity, delegated authority.

As children of God we have been given the authority and right to act as His children. Paul tells us in Ephesians 3:14 that we are named after our Father because we are in His family.

Ephesians 3:14 NKJV For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

My children, when growing up, carried the name of their Father; my son still does. They were known by their family name and I love them because they are my children. They are not perfect, but they are mine. As a mother I look past their faults and love them because they are my children. God loves us because we are His children. We carry His name: Christians, Christ followers. Just as I am delighted in my children, so He is delighted in those who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ and have become His children. We have been given the right to act as His children because we ARE His children!

Psalm 139:17, 18 NKJV How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.

If you are having a difficult time understanding God's love for you I pray that you will take the time to talk with Him about it. Get to know your heavenly Father as a loving Father, not a God who is far way.

Galatians 4:6, 7 NLT And because you Gentiles have become His children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, and now you can call God your dear Father. Now you are no longer a slave but God's own child. And since you are His child, everything He has belongs to you.

Father, I thank You for Your great love that has brought me into Your family. I thank You for Jesus laying down His life that I might have life through Him. I thank You that I am Yours and You know me intimately. You know my going out and my coming in and even the words on my tongue before I speak them. You are intimately acquainted with me because I am Yours. Thank You for loving me unconditionally. Father, I pray for those this morning who may be living “less loved” than what You would like for them to live. I pray that You will open their eyes of understanding to see how much You love them and how pleased You are with them. May they experience the love of God that passes all understanding and live in the freedom that You have given us as Your children. Thank You, Father, for being patient and kind with us when we fail You. Thank You for forgiving us when we sin and fall short of Your glory. Thank You, Father, for giving us the right to be Your children. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 4/30/2013 1:43PM

  Avie, do I ever understand exactly what you have just said.

This year is going to be quite different for the children of our heavenly Abba Daddy Father God is what He has shared with me and because of this we have to be prepared to listen more closely then ever to what Holy Spirit is whispering to each of our hearts and souls.

He is expanding us and growing His body as never before.

He loves us and treasures each of us for how He has made and created us to be in Christ Jesus.

If we just allow Love and follow Love Himself all will be well even if different, more different and diverse then ever before.

Being in Him is so exciting and adventurous and never boring.

This really is a true ever living love relationship between Him and His body, His family, His cherished ones whom He loves and enjoys so much.

He longs to spend time with each of us at different times of each new day in different and deeper ways.

He enjoys us more then there are words to convey.

He made us so He could love us and minister to and for us.

Thank you for sharing so much of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 4/29/2013 12:39PM

    Amen

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LOSTLIME 4/26/2013 12:59PM

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational blog! Sometimes I am not receptive first thing to open my heart and mind to Him but I never go without speaking to Him.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/26/2013 9:39AM

    Beautiful

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MZLADY77 4/26/2013 9:13AM

    Thank you for sharing and I like the picture. I am child of the King! Amen!

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SWIMLOVER 4/26/2013 8:52AM

  I am a daughter of the KING! Thank You for this Great Message!

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63KEEPONGOING 4/26/2013 8:43AM

  So wonderful to have such an experience when we are not feeling on the mountaintop with the Lord. Just to feel his arms around us draws us so very close to him spiritually. I used to include this in my prayers often, "let me feel your arms around me". One night I had the most unusual dream, I was in the arms of Jesus and my, my how good that felt. When I awoke it felt like that had actually happened.


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ANHELIC 4/25/2013 11:16PM

    Thank you Avanell for this meaningful message. I'm so glad I belong to the family of God. We are all sons and daughters of the King and live in harmony with Him. God bless you for your teaching. emoticon emoticon

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WARRIORFIT1 4/25/2013 9:25PM

    Thank you, Avanell, this was beautiful... and this is very much the same message He spoke to me a while back when I too had my difficulties getting going in the morning. emoticon from another King's daughter!

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NANCYPAT1 4/25/2013 8:48PM

    Thank you - from another of the King's daughters.

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TONYVAND1 4/25/2013 6:48PM

  It's so good to be part of the family of God and to know that He cares for each one of us

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BABY_GIRL69 4/25/2013 6:40PM

    God bless & thank you for sharing!!

Dee

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GABY1948 4/25/2013 6:22PM

    What a lovely message today, for us Avanell. Thank you for sharing. It was you that actually helped me to make sure my time with the Lord was early in the morning instead of so haphazard throughtout the day and what a CHANGE He has made in me for it. Thank you as always for your prayer also. God Bless you!

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JOANIE69 4/25/2013 3:59PM

    What a beautiful and comforting message! When we read the love chapter (1 Corin 13) as well, we can get an inkling of God's unbounding love for us. His mercy and His love are interwoven with His grace...how blessed we are to be children of the King; Our Heavenly Father Who delights in each one of us. Thank you for this lovely lovely message, Bless you, Joanie.

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EDITOR 4/25/2013 2:46PM

    I am a King's kid too. There are days, far too many, when I do not hear His Voice. I can turn to the Word, I can turn to a Spirit-filled believer, I can listen to nature, and I can find a direct Word for me. Today, what He spoke to your heart, spoke to mine. Thank you, Avanell.

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/25/2013 2:26PM

    Thanking God for his open arms

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