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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