The Mystery of Discipleship

#28 Belonging to God and His Family

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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About The Mystery of Discipleship Series

Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.

Devotional

1 Peter 3:18-19 AMPC
You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from (your) forefathers, not with corruptible things (such as) silver and gold,

But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without spot or blemish.

Everything in God is seen, not attained. “It is finished.” What is? Everything.

My freedom from fallen humanity (my own and my ancestors) has been accomplished. The enjoyment of that freedom from human frailty is already mine. I merely agree to God’s demand of His rightful place as Father, Mother—ALL. I die to family as the Spirit leads. Only then do I see that it was all accomplished on the cross. I WAS severed from human family—it simply waits for me to accept it.

Belonging to God and His Family

You have been ‘bought’ and chosen. You are already taken out of the captivating sins of your human inheritance: the weakness and shame, the pride and ignorance that resides in your soul – from the womb.

When I was buried in baptism with Christ, I died to my identity as sinner, as daughter, as mother. I died with Him to the old life in EVERY aspect. And I was raised with Him in resurrection to enjoy belonging to God and His family. In that divine family, I share His likeness with you and you display His likeness to me. Yet that’s only possible when we will allow God to bring us to and through this strange “hate” of family and into His fold as disciples.

This is not some unattainable ideal! It is real…

Other Devotionals in The Mystery of Discipleship Series

Mystery of Discipleship #91 Whose Love Do You Love? #90 The Disciples Were Following Love #89 Seeing the Father #88 From the Eyes of Your Heart #87 To See the Lord #86 Fellowship with the Son #85 Spiritual Ears that Hear God #84 The Disciple's Spiritual Purity #83 Mixture Is Wanting Something for ME #82 For Love of the World #81 The Conscience of the World #80 Salt, the Unseen Spark #79 Salt of the Earth #78 The Heart's Possessions #77 Priests and Disciples #76 Faith and Surrender Were the Victory #75 Soldier of Christ Jesus #74 We Will Be Sifted Like Wheat #73 Jesus' Prayer in Warfare #72 Victory in the Vessel #71 The Cost of the Conflict #70 God's Consecrated People #69 Where Jesus is Lord, People are Church #68 The Presence of the Lord #67 An Abode for God #66 A Holy Temple #65 Church is Christ #64 The Boss: Jesus Christ, the Head #63 Supreme Head of the Church #62 Ministry to the Church #61 Disciples are Builders #60 Enemies of the Cross #59 Raised by the Power of Resurrection #58 The Disciple and the Kingdom #57 The Cross and the Nature of Man #56 The End of Effort #55 A Terrifyingly Beautiful Process #54 The Cost of Building and Battling #53 The Cost of the Call #52 Crucified to the World #51 You Boast About What You Love #50 The Cross: Abandon Self for HIM #49 The Cross and the Will #48 The Cross Began in Gethsemane #47 The Cross is the Zeal of God #46 The Power of God #45 The Cross is Love #44 The Cross is a Divide #43 The Brilliance of the Word #42 Love Alone Embraces the Cross #41 Repentance and Transformation #40 Love in Exact Proportion to Repentance #39 Passion for Christ #38 Our Gracious and Brilliant Lord #37 To Love the Lord with Undying Love #36 The Last and Largest Love #35 Do You Love Me? #34 The Sword of Love #33 Discipleship is Abandon #32 Christ Is My Home #31 A Healthy Hatred for My Soul-Life #30 Your Heritage from Family #29 The Heavenly Father Is the Source
#28 Belonging to God and His Family (Currently Viewing)
#27 One Family in Christ Jesus #26 Spirit of Counsel and Knowledge #25 A Cross Experience for the Disciple #24 Jesus' True Family Revealed #23 The One Criterion for Family #22 Enemies in the House #21 Christ's Dominion Isn't Cruel to Family #20 Spiritual Understanding is Responsibility #19 Belonging to God, a Right of Ownership #18 When We Come to Christ as a Disciple #17 The Major Condition of Discipleship #16 The IF of Discipleship #15 How a Believer Becomes a Disciple #14 Utter Dependence – Blind, Poor, Lame and Needy #13 What Is God's View of Disciples? #12 Guests of the Marriage Supper #11 The Difference Between Disciples and Believers #10 Possessions, Position, and People #9 When the Invitees Make Excuses #8 Marriage of the Lamb #7 The Desire for Reward #6 The Truly Hungry Follow Jesus #5 Discipleship Requires a Transformation of Thinking #4 Honor in the Lowest Place #3 Discipleship Is an Offer #2 The Model and Order for a Disciple #1 A Disciple Can Make Disciples