Do you remember this taunt as a kid: “MY dad can beat YOUR dad!” Our courage was based on whose kid we were – on the basis of our dad’s ability.
Have you ever thought about how things might have gone differently in the garden with Adam and Eve with the whole scene with the serpent’s lies? WHAT IF Adam had intervened, as he well should have, and said to the lying beast, “Wait just a minute! Let me check with my Dad about this.” That solitary act could have saved everyone a lot of grief because Adam’s Dad would have set things straight. There wouldn’t have been any conniving, confusion, or convoluting of the truth. Adam would have been victor of the day!
And so, let me respectfully ask, “Who’s your Daddy?” Is He the King of Kings, the Creator of all you see and know? Is He the strong tower in whom you find safe refuge? Is He the firm foundation on which you build your life, one that cannot be shaken? Is He the always faithful one?
I ask this, because if He is, then that tells me who you are:
Holy and righteous in His sight (Ephesians 1:4)
Redeemed and forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)
Able to find rest at any time (Matthew 11:28)
Filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and so much more (Galatians 5:22-25)
Guided by wisdom (Psalm 48:14)
Secure forever (1 John 5:11-13)
You don’t need to be a master of disguise. Knowing who you are and who your Daddy is – that’s all you need to have power over the day before you.
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12
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