'who i am in christ'
What does it mean to be God's child? Is it a promised relationship that awaits after our life? Are we separated by the distance between Heaven and earth? Is it all the love and comfort that Jesus has for us but not to be experienced now? Rather, something to look forward to the moment we enter the gates of Heaven?
My picture of connecting to Christ is seen in my child running into my open arms. Every fiber of their being stretching towards me and once in my embrace, their whole body collapsing into mine. They hold on with a conviction and strength you don't realize is in them. And within our embrace comes the assurance that everything will bee ok. That they are completely safe and secure.
It's not God's intention to tease us with a future reward. It's clearly to experience His love now, in the moment, and throughout our lives...if we choose. The divide between Jesus and us is self-imposed. Satan's lies that our mistakes, mishaps, and moral breakdowns create a separation until our better selves show up. It's simply untrue! Rush to Jesus' embrace childlike and feel His joy!
"I love you Jesus, Amen!"
2 Corinthians 6:18 (EHV)
"I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."
Galatians 3:26 (NLT)
"For you are children of God through faith in Christ Jesus."
Galatians 4:7 (CEV)
"You are no longer slaves. You are God's children, and you will be given what he has promised."