Living As Children of God's Kingdom

Living as Children of God's Kingdom
Devotion by Pastor Alexander Redd
February 29, 2024

"The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now, if we are children, we are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ if indeed we share in his sufferings so that we may also share in his glory."
(Romans 8:16-17 (NIV)

Believers in Christ are adopted into God's family; this privilege comes with great responsibility for how we live as children of His Kingdom. Our identity as children of God's Kingdom is rooted in Him.

God has chosen you, adopted you, and made you His own. It is important to understand and accept this identity. When you truly grasp that you are a child of God, it changes how you see yourself and others. You no longer need to seek your worth and validation from people and the temporary things of this world. Your worth comes from being loved and accepted by the Almighty God.

In other words, God has poured out His great love on you so that you can be known as His child. Living as a child of God's Kingdom means aligning your life with God's will. This requires learning to walk in obedience (1 John 3:1 NIV).

Obedience is not a burden but a natural response to the love and grace you have received through faith in Christ Jesus. It involves surrendering your desires and following God's commandments. When you walk in obedience, you show your love for God and experience the abundant life He has prepared for you (John 14:15 NIV). God's Kingdom is characterized by love, and as His children, we are called to reflect His love to others.

This means showing kindness, forgiveness, and compassion to those who may not deserve it. When you love others as God loves you, you become a living testimony of His Kingdom on earth (1 John 4:7-8 NIV).

Living as children of God's Kingdom means prioritizing His Kingdom above everything else. This involves seeking His will, righteousness, and glory in your life. When you put God first, He promises to provide for your needs and guide you on the path of righteousness (Matthew 6:33 NIV).

As a child of God's Kingdom, you have a higher calling and a divine purpose. Understand your identity in Christ, walk in obedience, demonstrate God's love, and seek His Kingdom above all else. By doing so, you will experience the fullness of life God has prepared for you. Shine as a light, bringing hope, love, and grace to others, and live as a reflection of the beauty of being a child of God's Kingdom.

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