What does it mean to be a child of God?
"13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14
Created in our completeness.
"Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." Genesis 2:7
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day." Genesis 1:31
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;" John 10:10a
Jesus did not come to show us how God would live on Earth if He were a man, but to show us how we should live on Earth when we are right with God.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
God offers us Abundant Life!
Not just enough – more than enough!
We just have to accept it. We need to know what God allows in our lives and how God answers our prayers and blesses us -- everything is for our best.
Satan came to kill and destroy…
- Destroy our self worth
-Destroy joy through fear
-Destroy our security through insecurity
-Destroy the fullness of life through thoughts of emptiness
-Destroy meaning of life through thoughts of meaningless
-Destroy our future through regrets
The degree that we see ourselves through God’s eyes is the degree that we are able to relate to others through the eyes of God.
Get back to the Abundant life of a child of God
***Understand the promises of God
"You have granted him his heart’s desire
and have not withheld the request of his lips" Psalm 21:2
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7
The Eyes of God:
World sees God as a punisher
God as El Shaddai – God All Powerful
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:19
Start Living Through The Eyes of God:
"God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God"
2 Corinthians 5:21
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20
These verses tell us how God sees us!
Love Yourself as The Father Sees You:
God’s affirming love…
-You are not who you are when you are weak
-You are not who you are when you fail
-You are not who you are when you sin
You are who you are through the eyes of God!
Not defined by your past but by your future
Not defined by your circumstances but by your calling
Not defined by your failures but by your future
Live the Fearless Life that God intended for You:
"Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[a] Father.” Galatians 4:6
"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father." Romans 8:15