We have been purchased by the blood of Christ. When we heard our Father’s calling and acknowledged Jesus as our Savior, we became one with Him. We are now adopted children of God and brothers and sisters of our Lord Jesus. Jesus is our King and we are His royal citizens. Jesus is our Teacher and we are His students. Jesus is our Savior and we are His saints. Jesus is our High Priest and we are His priesthood. Jesus is our Friend and we are His.
Scripture reveals that it’s the Father who calls us to Jesus, after which, Jesus accepts us into the Family and promises to complete the task at hand. That task is to prepare us for eternity. It is Jesus who sent us the Holy Spirit into our lives. It is Jesus who has made every eternal gift possible for us. It is Jesus who sacrificed His life for us.
Jesus is our good shepherd. He is not in the business for profit. Instead, He is leading us because He cares. Like the parable of the lost sheep, if one of us strays from the fold, He will go looking for its return. In our current culture, we would do the opposite. We would sacrifice the one for the sake of the majority, but not Jesus.
Jesus stated that His own hear His Word and respond to Him. For those of us that slide into complacency, or lukewarmness as described in the Book of Revelation, He is knocking at our door. He promised not to leave us but always be with us until the end of the age. He cares for each and every single one of us.
We, like Paul, are bondservants of Jesus: a very high calling in the kingdom of God. As a bondservant, we acknowledge Jesus is our Master. We acknowledge His rulership and authority in our life.
We likewise accept His involvement in our life. In exchange, we realize that our life is in very good hands. We have a Boss that rules the universe. Our Boss owns everything. Our Boss is Boss of All. What better opportunity or position could a person seek? As His servant, we gladly follow His instructions and commands with the work that He gives us to do. We may not be faithful all the time, but He is always faithful. We may require discipline at times, so He is faithful and will discipline us for our good. He cares for us. We gladly accept Jesus as our Lord, Savior, Teacher, and Friend. We are overjoyed that He accepts us as one of His own. We can’t think of a better family we would rather belong with than the children of God.
Almighty Dad, thank you for leading us to Jesus. Thank you for bringing Him into our life. Thank you for opening our mind to hear and understand your calling and purpose in life. Thank you for reconciling us to you through Jesus.
Help us always to walk with you. Help us to have a close relationship with you. Help us to know you, to learn from you, and to become like you.
Thank you for the opportunity to live life with you each and every day. Help us always to be true to you and to our self. Cleanse us from our sinful thoughts and actions. Make our heart pure. Let your Holiness abide in us forever. Amen.