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Daughters of the Lord
by Joyce Sykes
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All too often as women, we lose sight of our individuality as we endeavor to fulfill the many roles in our life. During our lifetime, we find ourselves as daughters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, and other positions. These roles lead to responsibilities as homemakers, teachers, nurses, and childcare givers. For those who work outside the home, the facets of their occupation mix into the combination. However, in the midst of all those daily tasks, too often we lose sight of the most important relationship we have and will ever have in our lifetime.

As believers, we know we are to become more Christ-like in our life. We have the honor and responsibility to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind and to love others as our self. We see the same roles in our natural life carry over into our spiritual life especially as older women or as sisters mentoring others in need. Nevertheless, do we truly see our self as a daughter of the King? How do you see yourself in light of the following verses?

Psalms 45: 13-15 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace. (NKJV)

Do you see yourself as all glorious within?

“No way! Not really or just a little,” might be the answer from the majority of us. Yet that is how the King, your Father, sees you. As His children, we are each unique, no two ever the same, nor should we be. Our individuality separates us from each other. It is that same individuality the Lord desires to see used for His Kingdom. As His daughters, we must learn to develop our individuality and embrace it as a special gift from our Father.

Imagine for a moment, walking into the throne room and hearing the King proclaim, “That’s my daughter. Isn’t she beautiful?” As He speaks further, He shares your name, sharing how long He waited for your birth, even since the beginning of time. Even though He knows you have made mistakes, He looks past your shortcomings and gazes upon His child with a deep eternal love.

He knows the other roles and responsibilities in your life, but His relationship with you is not dependent upon that. He desires a relationship with you just because of who you are - His beloved daughter. He sees you clothed in the righteousness of Christ. That cleansing gives you the right to walk into His Presence.

Too often, we lose sight that this relationship we desperately need with the Lord will enable us to move forward in the busyness of our days. We need to find our self entering into the King’s palace with great joy and rejoicing. Even a few minutes in the Presence of the Lord whether in His word, prayer or worship renews our spirit enabling us to continue in our other roles.

Our individuality offers the greatest opportunity to meet with Him. For you, it might mean singing along with a favorite song that stirs a deeper desire for Him. For others, singing a new song unheard before on the earth for your Lord. For the musician playing an instrument in adoration of the One who saved your soul. Studying His word digging deeper for insight or spending time on one knees meeting with Him, not only asking but worshiping and praising His name. Each one should lead to a quiet place where we sit and wait for Him to minister back to us filling us, renewing us and showering us with His divine love. As we met with Him, He promises to meet with us.

Whatever the place, whatever the method we need to come before our King, give Him the honor, and praise due His name. He is indeed worthy.

If you remember nothing else today – remember this.

Your Father loves you – O daughter of the Lord!

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Lisa Pennings 15 May 2006
Thankyou Joyce. Too often we tend to come to the Lord after all else fails. Life is so much richer when everything begins with Him!!


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