My last post has created lots of thought and discussion which is fantastic. Thank you to those of you who have chosen to contribute. I love the way we can share and learn together. I’m sure that’s exactly what God would want.
I want to talk a little bit about the concept of being a Princess and also a little more about my thoughts on God being “in love” with ME.
I’ve been pondering what I read in the article “Look at Me! I’m a Princess”. Thank you to the reader who shared it. I think it’s great to be challenged on what we’re doing and why and to consider various viewpoints.
Now, I haven’t studied the article in depth but I do want to pick up on the point of whether or not we *should* be using the term “princess” to describe “daughters of God”. In doing so, are we elevating ourselves to a position we don’t rightly deserve? Is there too much focus on US rather than God.
I don’t believe so. You see, a princess can’t be a princess in their own right. Let’s lay aside the issue of marrying into a royal family and look purely at “birthright”. There is NOTHING I can do to make myself “good enough” to become a Princess.
The ONLY way you can become a direct princess is to be BORN one.
OR, adopted by a King/Queen.
Being a “Princess in the Kingdom of God” has NOTHING to do with ME whatsoever. It has to do with who God is and the fact that He has adopted us as His children.
I teach my daughter that she is a REAL Princess. And I ask her the question “why”. The answer to that question is “Because God is our Father and He is a KING”. (let’s put pure theology aside for a moment here because this is about the HEART).
I don’t believe for a second that the teaching of being God’s Princesses has ANYTHING to do with elevating our own selves. It has to do with WHO GOD IS. To me, that is the MOST humbling thing in the world. That God is so HUGE and AWESOME that he can take what I AM (nothing) and make it into something so valuable. It’s awesome and VERY humbling.
I feel the same way about the term “God is in love with ME”. That has nothing to do with who I AM. It can’t. Because next to God I am less than nothing. It blows my mind that a God so big, strong, mighty, powerful, all knowing….. could be IN LOVE with ME.
This is about relationship. As some of you have said. This is about a courting process. Spending time together. Longing to have MORE time together. Never running out of things to say. Time speeding up when you’re together because it’s such an AMAZING experience.
In my mind, anything that brings us closer to God, that stirs a longing in our heart so deep to commune with God, has to be a GOOD thing.
Yes, we need to be mindful of WHO and WHAT God is. None of this has to do with WHO we are or WHAT we’ve done. It’s everything to do with WHO God is and WHAT he’s done. But doesn’t that just blow your mind? It blows mine.
Let’s keep this discussion and thinking process going. I think it’s great to have many ideas and experiences brought together. This isn’t about who is right and who is wrong. It’s about encouraging one another to really THINK and draw nearer to God.
His hearts desire is a LOVE relationship with us. His desire is that we walk with Him and talk with Him and share every little part of our day with Him.
Dear Lord, Help us to understand your love and your ways. Help us to discuss and share these things in love and acceptance of one another. We thank you that we have the gift of the internet to bring us together from all places near and far. May our friendships grow and flourish and draw us closer to you in a special and real way. I ask that you bless each person that ever reads this blog and this prayer. That they may feel your warmth and your love touch them in a very special way. Not because of who I am but because of who you are. Thank you that you love us so much that you provided a way for us to adopted into your family. I am in awe and humbled by the fact that you love me so much, not because of who I am or what I’ve done but because of who YOU are and what you’ve done. Thank you. Amen.