Tuesday, 25 April 2017
When I was a little child, I often stood in front of a mirror, looked at myself and wondered, “Who am I? How am I formed? Where do I come from? What am I doing here?”
Does every little child ask such questions, I wonder…
One day in 2010, I was caught in a difficult situation. God asked me, “Who are you?”
Without any thought, I answered, “I am a child of God.”
Come 2015, I saw a poster:
IN CHRIST I AM
A Child of God/Forgiven/Saved by grace through faith/A new creation/Justified/An heir of eternal life/Led by the Spirit/Redeemed from the curse of the law/Strong in the Lord and in His mighty power/An heir of God and co-heir with Christ/Blessed with every spiritual blessing/An imitator of God/The light of the world/Healed by His wounds/Being transformed by the renewing of my mind/Heir to the blessings of Abraham/More than a conqueror/Able to do all things through His strength
Every declaration above is supported by a Bible verse.
I was amazed. The poster is right in front of me now. My heart is filled with gratitude. Thankfulness overwhelms me. His LOVE overwhelms me. How can anyone love the way He does?
Opening my Bible, I come to the book of John. Highlighted before me is the verse:
Dear Father God,
I am a child of God. I am forgiven. I am saved by grace through faith. I am a new creation…
Your Word says,
Father God, I have read the book of Ephesians many times. This morning, I read Chapter 5 and 6 again – slowly and carefully…
I noted verse 21: SUBMIT TO ONE ANOTHER out of reverence for Christ.
Father God, please teach us how to submit to one another.
Paul urges us to pray IN THE SPIRIT on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, to be alert and always KEEP ON PRAYING for all the saints.
Father God, I pray for all saints that whenever we open our mouth, words may be given us so that we will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel. Fill us with the Holy Spirit that we may speak with clarity, simplicity and authenticity.
In Jesus’ mighty and glorious name, I pray.
Lam Yee Ling