When you accepted Jesus as your Savior, you became a child of God, and He became your Heavenly Father. Guess what?!? He LOVES having you as His child! He doesn’t just tolerate you, putting up with you only because He has to. He delights in calling you His! It is what He wanted all along!
How can you know that this is true? By taking a look at Ephesians 1:4-5, which states that through love, God predestined us to be adopted as His children, and that this was both His will and pleasure. Think about that – from the very start, God desired and intended for you to be His!
When you make a mistake, God doesn’t shake His head and wonder what He got Himself into when He made you a part of His family. When you’re going through a tough time, He doesn’t change how He thinks about you. When you fail, He doesn’t walk away from you, or wish that He could do so. At all times, on both the good days and the bad days, He rejoices that you belong to Him, and desires for you to go even deeper in your walk with Him!
As God’s child, you are loved, wanted, cherished, and treasured. You are a valued part of His family, whom He loves to call His own. Dare to believe it!
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!