For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. – (Galatians 3:26, NLT)
For now we are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. – (Galatians 3:26, TLB)
It is your faith in the Anointed Jesus that makes all of you children of God. – (Galatians 3:26, VOICE)
Our status as children of God does not come through us somehow earning our way, but rather by a choice to trust our hearts to Him and believe that He is who He says. There is an interesting balance between an awareness of our need for His grace and our desire to respond accordingly. We cannot do or be anything to cause God to love us more or less, for He loves His children unconditionally. However, we must trust in His love and faithfulness as our Heavenly Father, for that is the very nature of faith. May we ever hold fast by faith to who we are in Christ, trusting by faith that He is good and faithful to all of His beloved children.
The Lord God on high,
Is Father to all;
Who trust in His Name,
And to Him choose call.
It’s not dependent,
On things that we do;
But rather on grace,
As His love breaks through.
So, trust in the good,
Of our loving Lord;
And live in His grace,
And love it affords.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness and grace. Thank You that You are faithful as our loving Father to all who choose trust in You. Thank You that we are considered Your dearly loved children. Forgive us for attempting to do or be enough to somehow earn Your favor. Teach us to trust in Your grace that loves us always. Help us to love those around us in response to Your incredible love and faithful grace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we walk out our days in Your faithful grace that compels us to love like You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth (Moreno) Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:12