Don't Forget To Whom We Belong
I am the daughter of great parents. Anyone who has known or worked with Charlie and Cathel Tanner are, no doubt, fond of them and love them too! Over the years they both have exhibited great work ethic, strong leadership skills, a deep and personal faith in God and the capacity to love well....really well.
The benefits and blessings of being their daughter are endless. Their love and care and confidence in me helped to shape who I am, how I behave and what I believe. I have so much to be grateful for in being their child.
It is possible to take who we belong to for granted. In our search to discover who we are as individuals ...we can forget whose we are. And that is a huge mistake. Forgetting who we belong to opens the door to doubt. When we live with mistaken identity we make poor choices. We pick up wrong behavior patterns and honestly....we live beneath our means.
I'm not talking about our financial status. I am talking about our inheritance from the King of the universe! John 1:12 (ESV) tells us "But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God." When we begin to breathe in - I am a child of God - it changes our perspective on everything. When we believe and receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord, He gives us the right, the privilege, the benefits and the blessings of belonging, as His children, to God.
We must never forget to whom we belong!
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