To all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.
My wife Vicki and I were in Houston back in 1992. Our daughter, Jill, was on the Baylor basketball team, and they were going to play the Rice Owls on a Friday night. Vicki and I walked into the entrance of the hotel where the team was staying to see Jill before the game that night. As we walked in, a teammate of Jill’s who we had never met before was standing in the lobby. I was only ten feet into the hotel when I heard this player say, “You have got to be Jill Glenn’s dad! She looks just like you!” I was obviously pleased by that. It made me feel good. The weekend in Houston had a good start.
Last Sunday, part of the message about Growing Up spiritually was about discipleship. That is the journey we start on after we have accepted Christ and been saved. A “grown up in the faith disciple” starts to look more and more like our heavenly Father as the years pass.
The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to accomplish that task. As saved children of His, we should want to achieve that goal.
You know it has to please our Father for others to see our lives and say, “I knew you had to be some kin to Him.” Any father would smile at that.
While writing this devotional, I was reminded of a Paul Overstreet song, I’m Seeing My Father in Me. The chorus is below.
I’m seeing my father in me, that’s how it’s meant to be
And I find I’m more and more like him each day
I notice I walk the way he walks
I notice I talk to the way he talks
I’m startin’ to see my father in me
Let’s pray today for the power and wisdom that will let us live so that others will see our Father in us.
If you have not accepted the grace of God and become a child of the King, do it today. Contact one of our c|Life ministers. They will be glad to help and celebrate your entrance into the family of God.