Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I’m off to speak at a college retreat in Seattle for a few days and will not have a new post until next Wednesday 1/27. Have a great week and enjoy the "Bonus Round" on the right!

Child of God
When I was little and heading off to school, my mom would stand at the front door and yell, “You’re a Child of the King, don’t act like an orphan!” I didn’t fully grasp what that meant then, but I do now and remind myself of that often! In the Bible it tells us that if we believe in Jesus then we are adopted into God’s family and we become a “Child of God.” We are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ to the full inheritance of our Father which includes eternal life, the promises of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and so much more! Sometimes it’s easy to forget how much we really have!
Most of all we are given an identity that never changes – Child of God. In a world where we find who we are in what we do, our identity can constantly be changing. I went from a college student to “Viewer Relations Coordinator” at E! to a college minister, to a wife to a mother… my title has changed many times, but I have to remind myself that my identity isn’t found in a title or paycheck or what I do everyday. My identity is found in Jesus alone.
I forgot this often after I left my job in college ministry. The words I had spent years encouraging college students with, were now ringing in my ears. I felt lost and insignificant without a job. I still fight those feelings as a stay-at-home mom many days. But I remind myself that I am found in Jesus, my identity is a Child of God and that will never change.
In this day, you might feel powerless, insignificant, lost… but if you know Jesus, remember – You’re a Child of the King. Don’t act like an orphan! The full inheritance of God is at your fingertips!


  1. I remember when you spoke on this at the INN and it still runs through my head some mornings!

  2. haha. I was just thinking the same thing! I remember your mom's line from one of your talks at the Inn :)



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