Ephesians 6:14-17 reads "Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

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1 Corinthians 1:26-31

“26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

You are a child of God the most high. The world may see you as unworthy, but God see’s you as worthy in his eyes. Every time I think about this it absolutely catches my attention and amazes me. It catches my attention because who am I that the God of this universe would even think about calling me His own.

In the verse above Paul is talking to the people of Corinth, and he is explaining to them that God nurtures the unworthy. He even calls the despised to be His sons and daughters. We are all sons and daughters to the God of the universe if we allow ourselves to be. Paul further explains that when we recognize the magnitude of what it is to be a follower of Christ, we see how worthy we really are in Gods eyes and he gives us wisdom.

Jesus did not die on the cross just because he wanted to. He died so you and I could have the chance to be called “Gods child,” be forgiven of the unworthiness, and have a chance to spend eternity up in Heaven with Him. Jesus died so you could share this news with others. This is amazing that God would even think about us in this way, but he did and does.

Today, take sometime to reflect on the verse above, and thank God for thinking about you in the way that he did and does.

Question: Is there anything holding you back from realizing that you are a child of God?

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