“Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” 1 John 3:2 (KJV)
We are children of God now.
We are members of the body of Christ now.
Our citizenship is in heaven now.
We sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus now.
Because we are now children of God, “We shall see Him as He is.”
What an indescribably glorious, magnificent moment that will be when we experience our first sight of Jesus our Savior. He who said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” He who said, “I will come again and will receive you unto Myself, that where I am you may be also.”
What a joyous, blessed, purifying hope to know that one day “we shall see Him as He is.”
“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
Mark 2:17 (NKJV)
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? Or if he asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” Luke 11:9-13 (NASB)
God will always be consistent with His nature. He will never give us harmful things. Neither will God destroy our sense of responsibility. He will never do for us what we can do for ourselves.
Neither will God allow us to set limits on what He can do. When we pray, He will respond in love and in care. He will keep His promise. We can count on Him.
Begin each day with prayer–asking, seeking, and knocking. How much more will your heavenly Father give to those who ask.