Sometimes we as Christians become skeptics or groupies. As skeptics, we know the word and can quote it, but don’t really believe it is true for us. We question God’s ability to stay true to his word. Will he bring healing, will he restore a broken marriage, help us financially, or protect us? As groupies, we love God and we run hard and fast after him wishing he will love us and that if we could just do this one thing then maybe he will notice and have favor on us. We want what the others have, but it just always seems a little out of reach.
Scripture tells us
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. James 1:12 NLT
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God...Ephesians 2:19 KJV
It’s when we realize our real group that we look at our life in a new way. We are children of the King. We can be confident in his love for us. We don’t have to question if he is with us or if he will keep his word.
He is who he says he is! He is our father and just as a good father does, he teaches us and equips us with his word to be able to overcome the world (especially those times when life slaps us in the face).
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
It’s so much more comforting to know that I am the child of the same God who still performs miracles and that his promises for me are yes and amen because as his word says
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NLT
As surely as God is faithful, my word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” 2 Corinthians 1:20 NLT
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 KJV
Which group do you fall into today?
Don’t spend your time being a skeptic or groupie. Remember that you are a child of the KING!