Tuesday, May 17, 2011

it's cool to be a son

John 1:12 NASB
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

It's cool to be a son.  I have a great dad and a great heavenly Father.  My dad has taught me so much through my 40 years and continues to be one of my greatest encouragers.  Yet my wife says that I needed a lot more discipline when I was growing up (she is just jealous because she got more spankings than I did).  Fact is, It's cool to be a son.

In retrospect, if you are not a son, you won't receive the blessing or the discipline that your parent gives you.  Think about it.  Hebrews 12 reminds us that discipline isn't fun, but it brings us to a new place and to much growth.

But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

If God didn't discipline us, then we aren't His kid.  Again, I don't like discipline, but I understand the place it has to have in my life.  It is for my good.  It makes me more and more like Jesus.  

When we understand the place of discipline in our lives, we will get stronger and be able to do so much more.  

It's cool to be a son.  The blessings that come from knowing God are huge.  Do you know how cool it is also to be part of a family?  When we are alone or simply by ourselves, there are lots of issues and pain.  When you are in the family, there is security and strength.  Yes, discipline will be part of family life when the parents care for the kids.

Being a son means you have a father that cares about you.  God cares about you and me.  That's a fact making this truth mean so much more to me ... it's cool to be a son or a child of God!

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happy birthday, Julie

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