“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him” 1 John 3:1, NKJV.
What love the Father has lavished on us indeed! We are His children! Daughter, let your identity be found solely in the fact that your Father has lavishly loved you so much that he has given you the right to be called His.Where is it that you put your hope? Where do you find your value? Is it in the eyes of man? Is it in your success? Your failure? Is it in your body size? The numbers on a scale? Your scars? Your accomplishments? Your marital status? Is it in the deeds that you do, or the sins that you stay away from? When you think about your identity – what thoughts cross your mind? Is it, “What do I like?” or “What do I want?” or even “Who do I want to be”? When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see your age? Do you see your physical beauty? Do you see your flaws? Your brokenness?
My sweet sister I am here to tell you something. You are NOT your body size, the number on the scale, your successes, your failures, your accomplishments, your scars, your status, your deeds, or even what you see in the mirror looking back at you. THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE. You are not your age, your physical beauty –or lack thereof. You are not your flaws, your bank account status, or your profession. YOU are not any of these things.
YOU. Are. God’s. Daughter. Simple, yet profound as that. Sit with that. Marinate in that Truth. Let it sink beyond head knowledge. Allow it to marinate deep in your soul- into the depths of your spirit. You belong to the family of God. You are HIS. Nothing else defines you. Nothing.
Prayer: Lord, speak to the woman who so desperately needs this Truth right this second! Speak to the young mom who finds her identity in her parenting. Speak to the elderly woman who questions her purpose. Speak to the teenager who is scrambling to find her place in life. Speak to the woman whose marriage is crumbling to the ground. Speak to the mom who just lost her child. Speak to the single woman who fears never being married. Speak to the wife who is being abused. Speak to the woman who has never shared her secret pains and sins. Speak, Lord. Let the Truth of these words sink into the depths of hearts, minds and lives. Lord, I call upon you to change lives! Restore! Revive us! We are your children! May that never be something we take for granted! In the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray! Amen
Penned by: Dawn Stewart