23rd June

Child of God

But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13

The thought often occurred to a hermit to rest today and pray tomorrow. He would challenge his thought by saying, “No! I will pray today. May God’s will be done tomorrow.”

To all who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God. He gave us the responsibility to use what he had given us. A vehicle is not much use parked in the driveway. But turn the key to the ignition, and a whole new world opens up to us.

Holy God, holy and mighty
You have given us all we need to be your children.
Allow your Holy Spirit to teach, guide and challenge us daily to use what you have given us wisely