When a child is born, there is joy and happiness that cuts across his entire family; both nuclear and extended. In fact, before and after the child is born, the parents make provisions to cater to the needs of the child.
God had a plan right from the beginning of creation, he wants all mankind to be a part of his family not just for his own benefits but for man himself. In this article, we will be looking at the 13 benefits of being a child of God.
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Why do you need to become a child of God.
We live in a world where wickedness and unruly behavior have become commonplace and people have chosen to live their lives the way they want to and not be subject or accountable to anyone. A lot of people feel like becoming a child of God is being in prison and that it shuts you out from enjoying your life and doing the things you want to do.
But the truth is; becoming a child of God is what makes you live life with all sense of fulfillment and purpose. This is because it is God who is Your manufacturer and not Your earthly parents. They are only but caretakers. In addition, aside from the knowledge that you have earthly parents; you need to also acknowledge that you need God in your life and in all that you do.
You cannot run your life yourself or by your own wisdom, you are very limited in your own approach. This is why you must decide to involve God in your life by deciding to become His child. It is a decision you should make. You couldn’t decide which earthly parents you were born to. But you can decide whether or not you want to be a part of God’s great family.
What Are 13 Benefits of Being A Child of God?
If you are the child of the president of a country, try to imagine the level of importance and excellence that comes with being the president’s child. Money, security, education, influence, and more all sorted and at your beck and call.
Outsiders cannot see Your Father anyhow because they have to follow certain protocols and systems to reach Him. But you have full access to Him at any time you deem fit. This is what is called child privilege. It is a virtue and a gift that even outsiders would wish that they had.
This is the same with being a child of God; the Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient, who lives and reigns in majesty. One who always has your best interest at heart and seeks that you receive an uplift. And become a part of his inheritance and divine orchestration.
Being a child of God is such a privilege; this is because of the numerous benefits that it comes with.
The benefits of being a child of God are as numerous as they are wonderful. They include:
- A new life
- A Family likeness
- Supernatural experiences
- Hope and peace
A New Life:
Christ’s sacrifice on the cross has given us an opportunity to become a part of God’s family. Hence, the first thing that happens when we accept to be God’s children is that we receive a new life.
We give up our old and sinful lives that were filled with so many inconsistencies; mistakes and issues and pick up the God-life (Zoe) which is full of glory and so much newness.
You should decide with your whole heart to receive his life as He takes you on a journey to finding who you really are. And why it is truly worth it to be a part of His family.
A new life that is full of joy, peace, love and so much happiness that will lead to nothing but more. And more life is what you enjoy when you decide to be God’s child.
A Family Likeness:
It is not difficult to identify that a person is a member of a particular family. The blood is so powerful that it is able to capture who and related. It is also able to reveal with physical features a semblance between family members.
When you become a child of God and as you align to Him, you begin to exude characteristics that cause people to identify you as one who is of God. God’s people are not hard to identify because they are different both in their words and conversion (lifestyle)
We are different and we are powerful. We are epicenters of God’s light and a source of transformation to our environment and surroundings.
As you begin to engage God’s word and fellowship with the brethren, (other believers); what we do will start to rub off on you. God implants Christ’s nature in us so that we gradually become like Him.
When you become God’s child, there is an authority that you enjoy over your life’s issues. And over the enemies that have come to fight you. A servant cannot speak in his master’s house because he is there to serve. But an heir or offspring can give a piece of instruction and people carry it out to the latter.
This is what we enjoy as God’s children, we have the authority to speak over situations; problems, circumstances, and issues of life. We no longer walk like paupers but walk like kings that God has made us to be.
Another benefit of being God’s child is that you enjoy closeness and fellowship with God. It is only he whom you are close to that you will share intimate and core issues with.
You enjoy intimacy with God as He shares deep things with you and opens you up to intricate matters that you can fight and transform.
You are able to open your heart to God and He opens up to you too. Because you share a relationship together. Intimacy is that place of committing to share God’s values, purposes, and goals.
One of the great benefits of being a child of God is the assurance and confidence that God is always with you, no matter the circumstance.
It is an assurance backed by God’s word. That He will be with you always and that He will never leave you nor forsake you. There is that full assurance of faith, deep peace, and consolation that comes with being God’s child. It is a gift that is grown as we advance in God.
No matter what life will come with or the hardships that you will face because of your decision to stand for God; being God’s child is the assurance that you will be fine in the end. And that you will always come out victorious.
God is supernatural by default; the things He does are not always normal or usual. The same goes for His children.
Every child of God enjoys supernatural experiences and encounters in his or her life. Experiences that had not been possible while we were in the world become possible as soon as we accept God’s life. We also encounter a turnaround in our lives, families, marriages, education, finance and so much more.
When God touches a man, he cannot remain the same because He is supernatural. And every one that belongs to Him is also not ordinary but enjoys extraordinary experiences.
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We enjoy God’s love as His children. God’s love unlike that of men is unconditional and pure. He loved us even before we decided to become His children. And even now that we have become his children, we enjoy more of His love as we obey and trust Him and His word.
God expressed how much He wanted us to become his children when He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. There is no greater love than this, that a man will give his life for his friend or brother. This love is one that is worth having and worth enjoying.
The beautiful thing also is that nothing can separate you from the love of Christ. Nothing at all has the power to stop God from loving you. You did nothing to deserve His love and nothing can make Him stop loving you.
According to John Piper, the vindication of God’s glory is the ground of our salvation and the exaltation of God’s glory is the goal of our salvation. God is ever exalted and it is His utmost desire that those who are His showcase His majesty which in turn gives Him glory.
This means that becoming a child of God gives you an opportunity to express God’s glory on earth. You will have the opportunity to carry out assignments for Him. An experience to you that in partnership with Him, more people can come and become a part of His wonderful kingdom.
Every reasonable and responsible father leaves an inheritance for his children. We enjoy not just a physical inheritance but one that is eternal, pure, permanent, and protected as God’s children.
This inheritance isn’t one that can be withheld or taken from you. Neither can it be destroyed by war, a poor economy, or even a natural disaster. It is indeed an amazing thing to know that a child of God is far richer than he or she can ever imagine.
There is the confidence that to die is gain because, beyond the earth, a child of God’s gain is heaven and reigning with Christ in the new earth.
God always takes care of His own. A father always looks out for his children. And among other things, He makes sure that they get the basic things that they need as long as it is in line with what He wants for them.
God is limitless in His approach with His children. He is always looking out for his own and making sure we are free from harm and constantly reassuring us that we are His and nothing else. A child of God should never entertain the fear that he or she is helpless. But that God always has the best interest at heart concerning them.
As a child of God, you develop a sense of responsibility and belonging that you cannot live anyhow. You make a conscious decision to let go totally of anything that will hurt God and cause Him to frown.
You don’t hurt those you love and this is why as God’s children, we are helped and guided by His word. And the Holy spirit towards cultivating the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, self-control and so much more.
Every parent looks forward to rewarding their kids for making them proud and doing something that produces tremendous results.
This is the same with God, He always rewards His children for their obedience and commitment to Him. It gives Him so much pleasure to see that those who are His have an amazing life and enjoy the benefits of being His children.
If a father and mother have not lovingly accepted you as their child, it tends to affect the foundation of your life. But God is different in the sense that you are sure and certain that He loves you and wants you around.
This assurance is the reason why every child of God needs to go through life with joy. This consciousness of certainty gives you the mindset that you are not dependent on the approval of other people. But rather work with the mindset that you are loved and already accepted.
If He loved you even while you were a sinner, you don’t need to earn his approval now but just need to receive his love.
What Happens when you’re not a Child of God?
Not everyone is a child of God. The truth is God created everyone and it was a beautiful thing. But something that happened, cause the fall of man and that changed everything.
When Adam and Eve sinned, they lost fellowship with God and lost the divine image. By that singular event, mankind lost its place and became children of wrath by nature.
This is why it is very important to be reborn because it is the new birth that restores the identity that Adam lost.
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Live A Victorious Christian Life
What happens when you’re not a child of God is:
- You walk and work by your own wisdom and precepts which is limited.
- You keep wallowing and struggling with the old man and his ways.
- Being outside God deprives you of enjoying His blessings.
- Lack of access and intimacy with Him and His promises towards you.
- Your life is lived recklessly, carelessly, and without coordination
- No sense of accountability and purpose.
God’s Arms are always Open Wide
God is always intentional about everything He does. Right from the beginning, He had it in mind to raise a people after His own heart. And this prompted Him to give His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for the world that didn’t care about Him.
It really doesn’t matter how far you have gone in that sin or what your past has been about. You might have also given up on yourself and totally lost hope for a better future. Know this, that it is never too late to come into the hands of the Father and to become His child.
Becoming a member of God’s family is not complicated at all. There is no serious protocol or duty or payment that you have to make to become His child. All you have to do is;
- Acknowledge that you need Him and His help
- Confess that you believe in His Son who died for the sins of the world.
- Accept Him as your Lord and Savior
- Join a Bible-believing community of believers, where your faith can be built.
- Make it a responsibility to always study His word, pray and fellowship with other brethren.
- Decide that your life and your being will give Him glory.
God never gives up on you even if you have. He is capable of leaving ninety-nine just to save you. You just need to want to be a part of his family. Don’t wait until tomorrow before you make the best decision of your life.
Today is the best day to say yes to God!