Monday, December 11, 2023

Status Beyond Comprehension

 Who Would Have Dreamed?!


Today's post was inspired in part by our message yesterday at WBC

But when the set time had fully come,
 God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 
5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.[b]
 6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
 the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[c] Father.” 
7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; 
and since you are his child, 
God has made you also an heir.

What a joy to begin each week, freshly aware
of who/how we serve, not as slave-servants
 but as sons and daughters of Christ!
What sacred reason to rejoice, 
not only at Christmas but every day!

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy,
 to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—
this is your true and proper worship. 
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, 
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 
Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—
his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Let us serve, but not in bondage as slave to a master must
Never. But in adoration with a meek and child-like trust
Knowing our Heavenly Father, who we are called to exalt
Loves His earthly sons and daughters without shortcoming or fault

What great reason for rejoicing as our lives are sacrificed
We, our Heav’nly Father’s children, (thus heirs and co-heirs of Christ!)
By God’s grace received redemption through salvation’s plan unfurled
Where by nature we were all slaves to principles of this world

Therefore, without reservation, because we are humbly awed
Let us cherish our station, as beloved children of God
Through the marvelous adoption repentant sinners receive
Status beyond comprehension from the moment we believe

For God who is rich in mercy, with his great love set us free
From the law of sin and death that once held us captivity
By His grace He has redeemed us; through His Son He paid sin’s price
Let us then offer our bodies as love’s living sacrifice

...because, beyond comprehension, we through Christ's atoning blood
Are forgiven and adopted into His royal priesthood 
Filling us with Perfect Purpose through this divine unity 
We no longer slaves or servants, are part of God's family 

© Janet Martin

1 John 1:3
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, 
that we should be called children of God! 

1 Pet.2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, 
a holy nation, His own special people, 
that you may proclaim the praises of Him 
who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

John 1:12
But to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, 
He gave the right to become children of God--

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

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