Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday - I am God's Daughter


The theme for this week's Thankful Thursday is thanking God that we are His daughters.

As unworthy as I am, I am so thankful that He chooses to make us His children.

2 Cor. 6:17 AMPLIFIED So, come out from among [unbelievers],and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, 18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.


It would have been so easy for Him to make us slaves - not children!

It says He will treat us with favor!

It's the greatest Cinderella story ever! He could treat us like step-children, but we get the rights and priviledges of full adoption.

Ephesians 1:4 KJV According as he hath chosen us in him
before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.


We are accepted in the beloved!

1 John 3:1 NIV How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.


Did you get that? He lavishes love on His children! Lavish means excess. He excessively loves on His kids!

Woo-Hoo! That is enough to make anyone shout. I am so very thankful that He chose me as His daughter and that I accepted Him. I'm thankful I can call Him Father.

What about you? What are you thankful for today?

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12 comments:

shopannies said...

he is our father and sets a grand example how much he has done for us and how much we can trust in him let this be an example for us earthly parents as he has planned

shopannies said...

it is a love story because as unworthy as we are he still loves us

Laurie Ann said...

Doesn't it just make your heart sing?! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Laurie Ann said...

Thank you. Your comment really encouraged me. And too funny - I will be the Acrostic Princess, LOL. I'm too young to be da queen!

Debra said...

What a beautiful thankful heart you have! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Blessings to you!

Raye Ann said...

WooHoo! We are His. Great Post.
Blessings

Saleslady371 said...

I am so thankful to be a daughter to the Lord. And what a wonderful family to be in. I'm thankful! Have a great Thursday!

More Than Conquerors said...

I am so thankful too that He chose me as His daughter and I can call Him Father. What a mercy and privilege that unworthy as we are, He chooses to make us His children. Thank you for this precious reminder. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thanks too for your visit and encouragements. Have a blessed day!

Denise said...

I loved this post.

Pia said...

we are His beloved and we have so much because we're His. blessings...

LAURIE said...

What great love and admiration our Heavenly Father has for us, His children! Thank you for joining us today for giving praise for being His children. Happy TT! -Laurie

Rita T. said...

Without God's forgiveness, where would we be? Thanks so much for the wonderful post.