Did you know in a room of crying children a mother can identify the unique cry of her child?
That shows how special the bond of a mother and a child is. This special bond is important in the development of a child’s healthy brain.
Likewise, God who is sovereign has a special bond with his children who’ve got the right relationship with Him. This relationship is important for healthy spiritual growth.
Do you know how you can be termed as a child of God?
First, be Born Again
John 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God…. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”
Being born again is to believe that Jesus took away all your sins on the cross. This means that today you remain free from sin and you’re blameless before God.
This truth can be seen in the book of Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. (See also Colossians 1:22, 1 Corinthians 6:11)
What if you’re not Born Again?
Do you think that all Human beings are God’s children because God created them? If you’re not born again, then you are not a God’s child.
According to John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”
Why does it say …"He gave them the right to become children of God,”? It’s only when you’re born again and have His life in you that you can become His child.
If you’ve sin in your heart you can’t say you’re one with God and this means you’re not born again. As long as you have Sin you’re not holy. For in His word in the book of 1Peter 1:16 it says Because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
Be Holy, What is Holiness?
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”….. 5 So I said:” Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”
Holiness can be termed as the condition of being away and separated from sin. God being holy, He can’t dwell together with sin.
For God to dwell in us, you must be holy. How can you be holy? It’s simple, the moment you believe He took away all your sins, you receive his holiness/righteousness. (See 2 Corinthians 5:21.
This gives you a Father-child relationship, and you become one with God
Now that You’re a God’s child what do you do next?
Be in Fellowship
To be a God’s child you have to believe Jesus washed away all your sins and be in fellowship. Your faith should only be based on the word of God.
You may think you are a child of God on your standards but if you still call yourself a sinner, how valid is your faith?
Check out our blog post to learn more on how to be right with God.