The sons and daughters of God are not just once a week church-pew-occupiers. They are the offspring of the King of the Universe. That makes them princes and princesses in the Court of the Creator. They are not lukewarm Christians who seldom if ever study His word or pray.
They are not just the tag “Christian,” to distinguish themselves from a Muslim or Hindu. They are “born from above.” Their origin is from a special heavenly realm, and they know it.
They know that their lives have been touched and changed by the mighty hand of God. They are not doubtful and fearing, but rather confident in God. They are not “tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.” Their soul is anchored in Him.
They live their life as if God really does see them and their actions. For they know that their actions have their source in Him because “it is no longer [them] that lives, but Christ that lives in [them]” (1). They are no longer merely “holding a form of godliness, but denying the power” (2). For they know that “God has not given [them] the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (3).
They Know that God Is Leading Them
They know that all along life’s journey, God is leading them on a definite spiritual path of growth, whose end product is that they “all come to the unity of the faith…unto a perfect man..till Christ be formed in [them]” (4).
They sense that God is guiding them, though He stays hidden in the background, unobtrusive, never loud and pushy, always quietly pulling the strings of their hearts, touching them, tenderizing them, steering them into yet another way-station where they might rest from the rigors of their spiritual sojourn.
He is invisible there, helping their faith, stretching them, trying them, proving them, seeing if they are made of the right stuff needed to become a ruler in His kingdom.
They will come to realize all this. This high calling will dawn on them, as the “day star [arises] in their hearts.” This is when they will cease to be “babes in Christ” and begin to grow up into Him. God’s vision for His earth will crystallize for them and they will be changed into His image at the end of this age. Kenneth Wayne Hancock
- Gal. 2:20
- II Tim. 3:5
- II Tim. 1: 9
- Gal. 4: 19