Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! He has called us and made us his very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize him. Beloved, we are God’s children right now; however, it is not yet apparent what we will become. But we do know that when it is finally made visible, we will be just like him, for we will see him as he truly is. And all who focus their hope on him will always be purifying themselves, just as Jesus is pure. 1 John 3:1-3 TPT
I am so thankful this morning for the Father’s deep and abiding love for me. I may not be perfect in your eyes, but I am in God’s eyes. Why you ask? Because God sees me through the eyes of His Son and it’s out of that relationship that He reveals what He created me to be.
You see, people always expect that when someone gets saved, they should automatically change into a perfectly new creature. Funny thing is, that change is a process. The disciples are a good example. These were men who Jesus chose and who believed He was the Son of God, but not at first. Until they were filled with the Holy Spirit, they were extremely dysfunctional men who were a work in process for sure.
They asked questions. They argued. They coveted positions. There was rivalry and they said stupid stuff. But Jesus knew up front what they would be. He saw what they could not and told them what they would become. They didn’t quite get it, until the Holy Spirit came upon them and they ‘knew’ things.
So it’s true that the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. We may not know how, what or where, but we know that when we get a revelation of who God is and what His nature is, when the Spirit reveals Him to us, we will be like Him because we’ll see Him as He truly is.
And all who focus their hope on him will always be purifying themselves, just as Jesus is pure. How do we do that? By seeking to know Him in every sense of the word and surrendering to what He says about us. We need to stop believing what the world says about us. They say what they see with their natural eyes, but God says what He sees us becoming.
I like that! I really like that! The only way I will become what God needs me to be in the earth is by believing what He says about me instead of the lies of the enemy. Satan is the accuser. He says that I’m not good enough or I’m not perfect enough. He constantly points out my flaws and shortcomings. But God says what Jesus did was enough and when I trust in Him, everything I need is already built in me to succeed at what He calls me to be.
That goes for you too. Stop allowing your current view to determine the direction you’re going. Follow God. Seek Him with all your heart and soon, He will reveal Himself to you and you too will know that He has called you and made you His very own beloved child.