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Rise up Children of God… You are called for such a time as this

My purpose here is to encourage and to lift you up and let you know that there is hope. This started out to be a column for broken and wounded women, because that’s mainly who God connects me with, but the principles apply to men also. Let me ask you a question. Do you truly see yourself as a Son or Daughter of God? (This article refers to it as son, however, it is not gender based.) Do you know who your Father is? I’m not talking about your earthly Father, I’m talking about your Heavenly Father. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are adopted into the family of God.
Eph 1:5: For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]—(AMP) I read a story about a baby bird that fell out of its nest. It wasn’t just any bird though, it was a baby eagle. A mother chicken found the bird and took pity on the abandoned eaglet and raised the baby as her own. As it grew, the young eagle pecked and shuffled along with the other chicken siblings, having never learned that life could be any different; having never known that he was not a chicken. One day he looked up in the sky and saw an eagle soaring high in the sky and he marveled; amazed at the beautiful soaring eagle, not knowing all along that within him, he had the same power to soar… Because his Father was an eagle.
As Sons and Daughters of God, we should bear the family likeness. But, like the baby eagle, we will NEVER fulfill our destiny or live a supernatural Christian life while living with an orphan mindset. Until we truly receive this, we will live like the eagle in this story, believing we are subject to limitations that exist only in our mind and thinking. God has not called us to be orphans or slaves, but true Sons of the Living God.

Gal 4:6: And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!

Gal 4:7: Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, throughChrist. (AMP) An orphan mindset will cause us to live a life of uncertainty and apprehension; always struggling with our true identity in Christ and constantly having a fear of trusting, a fear of rejection and a fear of opening up our heart to love. Think about an orphan on the street. They have no home, no place of security. They are driven out of fear, they are loyal to whoever meets their needs at the moment. They may feel as though they have no purpose, or are a failure. But a true son knows where his home is. He is safe and secure there. He is not led by fear, but by faith. He is loyal to his father at all costs, because he knows his father will provide for him and protect him. A true son also knows that his father will reveal his purpose and leave an inheritance for him.
When we come into the family of God, we must learn who we really are. The storms, setbacks, and disappointments of life may have made us afraid to trust, afraid to let go, afraid to risk becoming vulnerable by believing God when He says, “I love you.” Because we do not love ourselves, we feel unlovable and find it difficult if not impossible to believe that anyone else could love us, including God. The thought of Him loving us personally seems too good to be true…and much more than we deserve. And that’s precisely the point: It is much more than we deserve. But it is also true. God Himself said, in

Jer 31:3: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving- kindness.”

So when God welcomes you home and you receive Him as your Father, taking away your orphan spirit and giving you a pure spirit of son-ship, you can boldly come forward, realizing that a loving Father declares this..
Luk 15:31: And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. The Father loves us. We cannot earn more of his love. We cannot lose his love either. Jesus knew that He could do everything that he saw the Father doing. He has given us all things. Our inheritance… It’s everything that He–Jesus–Had.
Joh 16:15: All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you. So rise up mighty men and women of God and take your place in the Kingdom of God. All creation awaits you!

Rom 8:19: For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
Shelly Bishop
Pastor of House of
The Living God
Mineral Bluff

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