New Life Daily Devotion - April 16
You’re a Child of God
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. - Matthew 7:8
Have you ever been in the uncomfortable position of having to defend your rights or your personal property?
A 47 year-old woman conceived by artificial insemination after the death of her father was awarded Social Security “survivor’s” benefits. This ended a seven year battle between the woman’s mother and the Social Security Administration over the woman’s rights as a child of the deceased. The Social Security Administration never conceded that she was legally entitled to the benefits, but rather stated that they did not want to spend the time and money necessary to fight the issue in a court of law.
When you ask Jesus
into your heart, you are re-born into the family of God. From that point forward, there is no question that you are His child. You don’t have to prove that He is your Father or that you are entitled to receive support from him.
As a child of God, you are given a promise, that all of your needs will be met. No one can deny you that benefit.
Live life with the assurance that you are a child of the King. God is your Father and you will never have to fight for your inheritance.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Originally published April 16, 2019.