Are You Living as a Beggar or as a Daughter?

Carol DunfeeFaith, Prayer & FastingLeave a Comment

For thousands of years, scientists have observed the world we live in. They have gazed at the stars and tried to learn their mysteries. Even now, with our powerful telescopes and computer modeling, we are just scratching the surface of what lies beyond our world. Scientists can’t even fathom the depths of what is out there.
Here we are on a tiny planet called Earth…one planet among thousands. Yet the Creator loved His puny little creations called man so much that He sent part of Himself to suffer and die for us so that we could know Him. 
He knows our flaws. He is fully aware of every sin we have committed against Him. He created a perfect world for us, but we rejected Him and chose to go our own way. Still He loves us. 
We deserve none of His blessings, but He gives them anyways…not based on our own merits, but on what His Son did for us on the cross. All we have to do is accept it. When we recognize the depths of our sin, we can the appreciate the greatness of His gift. 
His gift is Himself. Not only is He our Creator, but now He wants to be our Father, too! This God of such love and power wants us to live as His children. No longer do we have to grovel in the muck, begging for Him to honor us with a crumb here and there. We have been adopted out of our misery and into His family. We are now royalty–daughters and sons of the King of Kings. When we have a need, we can ask boldly and thank Him for His provision. 
We can walk in confidence knowing that we have all the strength we need IN HIM! We don’t have to rely on our own abilities, because His power is available to us. We don’t have to wait until we have our acts together to experience God’s power. We don’t have to earn it. He already clothed us with His Righteousness when we repented of our sins and turned to Him. We just have to surrender. Stop trying. Start claiming what He has already given us. 
We must stop living as beggars; our Father is the King of Kings!
–Carol

About Carol Dunfee

Carol is a wife, mom, piano teacher, and blogger for Alaska Christian Women’s Ministry. Having grown up in church, life made her dissatisfied with empty religious traditions and trite answers. She discovered that Jesus alone is the way to real life and true contentment. Ever stumbling and learning herself, she invites her readers to experience God’s love and forgiveness like never before. Read more at CarolDunfee.com.

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