But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
The Bible describes the believer with an array of descriptions, just in this passage we read we’re: chosen, royal, holy. For me perhaps the most powerful description of who I am in Christ is that I am a child of God. (John 1:12), I am a son of God (Gal. 3:26), I am an heir of God and a co-heir of Christ (Rom 8:17)
Today we’ve got a few things for you to reflect on about the here and now and specifically about how we’re living as children of God. Spend some time with God in prayer and worship and consider these questions:
your relationship with God…
Is your relationship with God stronger, weaker, or about the same as in the past?
What have you been learning, encouraged or challenged by, recently?
What is your pattern of prayer and Bible reading?
What (if anything) is hampering your relationship with God? (e.g. pressures in life, ungodly habits, doubts about your faith, …) What do you think might help?