Celebrating 30 Years of March Retreat, Devotional #16
We hope by now you have received your 30-Day Devotional Guide created by your Flourish Committee. If you haven't, we may not have a correct address for you. You can find a printable pdf version of the Devotional on our website www.theflourishconference.org or at www.cggcwomen.org. Over the next several months, we will be posting each devotional on our blog as well, helping us to celebrate this milestone throughout the year. Today's blog post commemorates the sixteenth year of the March Retreat.
#16 2007 Speakers: Annie Chapman & Heidi Chapman
Other Musicians: Cross Point Praise Team
A Royal Retreat: Daughters of the King
And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
~2 Corinthians 6:18~
Everyone loves a good Cinderella story, right? Who wouldn’t want to fall in love with a prince, get married to him, and become a princess? One look at our fairytales is evidence of this! As I am reflecting on this verse this morning, I am reminded of a devotion I gave many years ago to a group of ladies from my church about the different hats we women wear. I surprised them when I pulled a tiara from my little bag of props that I had brought! I then proceeded to tell them about the impact of understanding that you are a daughter of the King of Kings.
That makes you a princess, girlfriend! Oh, if we could grasp the importance of understanding that we are of royal blood because of the blood of Jesus who has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of Light.
If we are Kingdom people—and we are—then we are princes and princesses! Spend time today meditating (thinking deeply about) on what would change in your life if you understood this truth more fully. A member of the royal family is privileged with all the benefits of the Kingdom. A member of the royal family speaks with the authority of a ruler. A member of the royal family is confident with the full backing of the King. A member of the royal family also has many responsibilities—caring for matters of the Kingdom, carrying out the decrees of the King, and learning to rule in the realm. I think it is harder for us to grasp our role as princesses in the Kingdom of Light because we don’t live in a monarchy.
Remember how difficult it was for Princess Diana to transition to the life of royalty. Perhaps her transition was hindered because of her acceptance into the royal family.
In the natural world, even royals struggle with family dysfunction! This is not so in the Kingdom of God. When we are adopted into the Royal family, we are accepted and welcomed by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! May we learn to live in the blessings and responsibilities of being Kingdom kids! It will change everything.
Author: Kathy Foor