Do you ever ask God the following question? “Who am I to You?”
The Word tells us that we are many things to God, all of which are important, useful, and precious in His sight. Let’s begin with the awesome realization that we are the adopted children of the Most High, thanks to the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. Yes the one and only God, the Creator of the universe is our Father! That makes us royalty. Princes and princesses, every little girls dream come true. A kingdom, treasure, and highways paved with gold also come with the deal when we are adopted into His family. Best of all, we get to interact with an Almighty King who loves us and wants to know us intimately.
A child of God, Check! Royalty, Double Check! Now consider the scripture verse from Peter that I read before jumping into our identity as children of God. We are called a CHOOSEN PEOPLE. That means you were preordained to be a part of God’s holy family. You have many brothers and sisters and more will be joining you every day. The time has not yet arrived when all whom He as preordained truly know Him as their Beloved.
Since we don’t want one family member, friend, wounded soul, or stranger to miss out on joining our eternal family, we must hold on for a bit longer. He has already chosen them but they need a little more convincing to lay aside their old life for the new (so keep praying for the lost) . What a gift it is to be a part of the people belonging to God!
The verse also calls us a Royal Priesthood. We are given the responsibility of offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God, through Jesus Christ (1 Pet 2:5). How are we to offer “spiritual sacrifices” up to God? One way is by singing His praises with a thankful heart, even when every bone in our bodies is depressed and we don’t FEEL very happy or thankful. Leaving a comfortable and successful path in order to pursue a deeper and more meaningful life serving God is also a spiritual sacrifice. Trusting Him with our futures when the path is fuzzy and unclear qualifies and so does forgiving those who have wounded us.
We wounded individuals; a motley crew of social class, education, backgrounds, and survivors of many different hardships are united by the Love of one God! He no longer calls us servants but friends, because a servant does not know the Master’s business. Yes, you and I are His friend. Jesus is teaching us everything He learned from God. He is making all of His knowledge known to us, so we better listen up!
There are so many more ways you are connected and special to God. For now I will close with the fact that we are His workmanship. This is critical because I know there are many of you reading this post and feeling like you are worthless, untalented, ugly, unworthy, unforgiveable, or hopeless and beyond repair, or of any use.
Hear me now….GOD DOES NOT CREATE JUNK! HE MADE YOU AND YOU ARE PERFECT IN HIS SIGHT. He is the master craftsman. You are a work of art, unique and valuable…priceless.
Isn’t it time you start seeing yourself as God’s ROYAL ADOPTED CHILD, FRIEND, WORKMANSHIP, MEMBER OF A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, CHOSEN, DEARLY BELOVED, AND A TREASURE AS DUETERONOMY 7:6 REMINDS US.
You ask, “Who am I to You?” I say you are all of these things and so much more!
DEUTERONOMY 7:6 For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will-
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his Master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from My Father I have made known to you.