June 6, 2023 – Faith Pillar Devotional
You Are a Beloved Child of God!
Let’s take a few minutes to think about the statement: “I am a beloved child of God.” Chapter 3 of 1 John verse one (NIV) opens with “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
I really like the translation of this verse in the NIV Bible because the word lavished is used. When you look up the word lavished the following adjectives are used to define it:
- Extravagant—beyond limits
- Profuse—in excess
- Impressive—to make a mark
- Give—to transfer title to someone without compensation
Just thinking about the God of the Universe, the Almighty creator loving me brings tears of joy to my eyes. He knows me by name; He loves me; He knows every hair on my head; He hears my prayers; He is with me where ever I go; and most importantly he sacrificed His one and only son to save me to give me hope and a future!
Please ponder this verse and the others below to be encouraged as we continue to fight our battle against evil. GOD IS ON OUR SIDE AND HE WILL FIGHT FOR US AS HIS BELOVED CHILDREN!
1 John 3:1 (NIV)
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Psalm 91:14 (Amplified)
“Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him; I will set him [securely] on high, because he knows My name [he confidently trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never abandon him, no, never].
John 16:27 (ESV)
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
Matthew 10:30 (NKJV)
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Psalm 116:1 (NIV)
I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Genesis 28:15 (NIV)
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
John 3:16-17 (BSB)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.