“But to as many as did receive and welcome Him,
He gave the right [the authority, the privilege]
to become children of God, that is,
to those who believe in
(adhere to, trust in, and rely on)
John 1:12 AMP
Father I pray, “How can I best receive and welcome you into my heart daily?” First, I need to accept Jesus Christ as my savior, but what should I do next to experience the fullness of this relationship. Let us pray now for insight into these new rights as children of God. May these words and your prayers open doors for wisdom today. What is inherently part of this new right? I know one thing: God now listens to our prayers and responds. We do not want to be praying vain words with no results because this is not satisfying to anyone. Nor do we want to waste our time on earth neglecting this opportunity to build our relationship with God. Focus is the key word for Christians in these last days. How do we focus and show our Father that we believe in Him? Note: living by faith means that we act like what we believe. As children of God, we need to act like it by our loving our Father with all our heart and then loving others. This is a miraculous gift given to us because we do not normally love God or others. Next, we must trust our Father, which can be difficult for humans who have been hurt in past. Pray now to forgive those who have damaged your trust in relationships, so that you can trust God. This is another miracle for believers: the ability to repent of all our resentments against others and forgive those who have offended us is not natural. Normally we would have a lifetime of resentments haunting our mind from the past, but God wants us to let this go so we can finally trust in the one true relationship with our Father. Finally, He wants us to rely on Him for everything. Through prayer our minds become open to the change Jesus has made in our hearts. We find ourselves more pliable and obedient to God’s leading than ever before. All these experiences transform our mind into the image of Christ increasing our ability to change the lives of those we love and developing eternal relationships.