It’s fascinating to establish your lineage. My heritage stems back to an ancestry entrenched from the same seed as King David.
In every respect, I’m royalty. My life reflects my Father; speeches and how I walk, dress, attention to detail, extend to others, and help in the community; replicate what I’ve learned and in fact, enjoy. I’m passionate about where I came from and who I am.
I’m the daughter of a King and I am privileged to hold this title. I love what I do and what I have. There is no one else’s life I would want to exchange places with and there is no position I dream of more than my own.
One would assume that my poise in life would require little effort. In fact, it requires more effort than any other vocation I’m aware of.
If you have asked Christ into your life, and you declare Him as your Heavenly Father, then you too are royalty.
For most, discovering their position as a son or daughter of a King has never materialized in their life; their speech, walk, dress sense, attention to detail, and everything that reflects excellence, lies dormant at their feet. Metaphorically speaking, as a royal cloak never picked up and placed upon their shoulders, most Christians neglect their royal garments and honorable position.
We are heirs to the King!
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:17, 18
As a Believer, we hold the right to receive our high calling and all the benefits that go with that title. We are inheritors of His characteristics. Doesn’t that make you feel honored and privileged?
We must separate ourselves from all corrupting influences. We are to be distinguished in moral purity from all the rest of the world. The gospel calls for unity as well as purity.
In summary, I share with you an exert from one of Charles Spurgeon’s fabulous sermons in 1881 –
The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, "to live," should be "Christ." Whether he eats, or drinks, or whatever he does, he should do all to God's glory. You may lay up treasure; but lay it up in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, where thieves break not through nor steal. You may strive to be rich; but be it your ambition to be "rich in faith," and good works. You may have pleasure; but when you are merry, sing psalms and make melody in your hearts to the Lord. In your spirit, as well as in your aim, you should differ from the world. Waiting humbly before God, always conscious of His presence, delighting in communion with Him, and seeking to know His will, you will prove that you are of heavenly race.
And you should be separate from the world in your actions. If a thing be right, though you lose by it, it must be done; if it be wrong, though you would gain by it, you must scorn the sin for your Master's sake. You must have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Walk worthy of your high calling and dignity. Remember, O Christian, that thou art a son of the King of kings. Therefore, keep thyself unspotted from the world. Soil not the fingers which are soon to sweep celestial strings; let not these eyes become the windows of lust which are soon to see the King in His beauty--let not those feet be defiled in miry places, which are soon to walk the golden streets--let not those hearts be filled with pride and bitterness which are ere long to be filled with heaven, and to overflow with ecstatic joy.
How do we embrace our royal position? We must first learn and then we are to apply this knowledge in a practical and obvious sense.
PRACTICAL WAYS TO WALK WITH GOD
1. Read your Bible and pray every day. Have a set time and place. Give God the best of your day.
2. Change the time and place if things become stale and unsteady.
3. Have a devotional portfolio, basket, or drawer, near your devotional place. Contents will include; Bible, journal, prayer list, pen, Kleenex, reading glasses.
4. Do practical things to make it enjoyable.
5. Have a Bible reading plan.
6. Memorize the Bible.
7. Study the Bible.
8. Keep a journal. Ask God to show Himself to you each day. Write down one thing he did each day.
Have a written prayer list. Get on your knees before God for some time each morning. Pray as you get ready in the morning. Pray as you drive. I love to drive through the back roads and pray. Pray when you are alone.
10. Meditate on the Bible. Underline special verses and read them throughout the day.
Always be growing in your relationship with the Bible. God magnifies His Word above His name. Psalm 138:2
What we do with the Bible determines what God will do with us!
I love you and I believe in you,