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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dad's Work

Sometimes it is easier to understand a passage of Scripture by looking at a paraphrase of the text. Consider the language used here on what it means to be God's children as explained here in 1 John 3:1-3 from The Message.

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up! What we know is that when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him—and in seeing him, become like him. All of us who look forward to his Coming stay ready, with the glistening purity of Jesus’ life as a model for our own.

God's desire for His children is to grow and mature. He gives us all we need to accomplish our mission here - a way to communicate (prayer), instruction manual (Bible), spiritual gifts, and  the Holy Spirit as a guide and Counselor.

What kingdom work have you done this week?

Today and everyday be about the Father's work. Amen?