It is of the utmost importance to understand who we are in Christ, how God see’s us. In this fractured, broken society, where the family unit is ever under attack from all sides, this is critical information. Why?
Because now matter how dysfunctional your upbringing, or how messed up your parents were, you need to understand that God, the Creator of the universe, created you, and the you are not a mistake, an accident, a mess going somewhere to happen.
When that sperm hit your mothers egg in her womb, your immortal spirit was given to the earth, with unique DNA, destiny, plan, and purpose. As flesh and bone formed around your spirit, your soul and body were formed, but you, the real you, are a spirit, and your Father, your Creator, is the Father of all spirits.
Psalm 13913 For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Even if you are the product of a rape, or come from a mom who had multiple partners, and you have never had any real family unit, you are not an accident.
God saw all this, and in His sovereign love, grace, and plan for this plan, He gave you as a gift to this planet, He is the one who gave you life!
Ps 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
In order to experience that life, and life more abundantly, you are going to need to meet Jesus. Your heart, spirit and soul may be ravaged by the trauma and tragedy you have experienced. You may be an orphan in the eyes of the world, but you can be adopted into a loving family, the family of God. You have a Father, and He loves you. He is Almighty, and Jesus is not only the way, but the way-maker for your life. He is a Father to the fatherless, a friend to the widow an orphan, an ever-present help in time of need.
Ps 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Today, He wants to take you up into His arms, and teach you some things. Nestled in His love, He would show you the reason you are here, the purpose for your life, the life you were born to live.
Let’s look at the Word of God for a minute. Why? Thought there are many voices in the earth, there is One that will never change, and His Word is forever established in the heavens. He is One that, if you receive Him, will never leave nor forsake you, and He can and will give to you, your deepest needs met for affirmation, acceptance, approval, love, instruction, discipline, nurture, provision, direction, purpose and absolute truth and trust, that cannot be broken. He cannot lie, or betray you, for He is holy!
Ps 138:2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Nu 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
He is your Father, and He loves you. He has a place for you, in the family of God.
Psalm 68:6 (AMP)
6 God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
Ps 107:41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
He is the King, and the Church is an expression of His Kingdom, here in the earth.
Eph 3: 14 ¶ For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
If you have received Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, He adopts you into His family, and reveals to you your place on this planet, a far great place than you could ever ask for or think.
John 1: 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons or daughters of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
I have prepared series of teachings, on who we are, in Christ, in Him, Christ in us, the Hope of Glory. I pray that you take these, personalize these, and put your name in each verse, and meditate upon them, as the truth of these loves out your deepest pain and heartache.
‘Father, I receive Jesus, and your adoption into your family and kingdom. Place me, by your own hand, into the position you have ordained from me, from before the foundation of the world. Destroy in me, the lies, of my worthlessness, my pain, my past, my shame, and reveal to me the life I was born to live. Speak to me, lead me, guide me. In your name I pray Lord Jesus. Amen’