Kingdom Kids

September 21, 2007 at 8:03 am 1 comment

Here is a great quote from an excellent book by Kris Vallotton (find it here): As the royal priesthood of God, we are called to develop a culture in our homes, churches, businesses and ultimately in nations that brings out the best in individuals, facilitating their princely destinies. We do this by seeing and treating others and ourselves not as we are, but as God created us to be.  This knowledge and love can only come out of intimacy with God.  No longer are we slaves, but His friends, walking by His side as kings and queens of His court.

My own struggles with insecurity, is proof enough for me, of the negative effect people have on our lives when our value is demeaned, intentionally or ignorantly by significant people in our lives.  Religion does that to us.  The whole “such a worm as I” value that was a huge part of the church culture of my youth, speaks a whole different and horribly flawed dynamic into our lives.  Our value, it says, comes from what we do and especially what we don’t do rather than simply because the Father has bestowed on us a love and value that transcends any nature or nurture.

Over the last two years especially, I have been so blessed to see in our children and their spouses a strength, courage and self-esteem that are a testimony to the powerful difference it makes in children to be affirmed in who they are and not valued for what they accomplish or don’t.  To watch them rise above the difficulties of these last years, including the loss of their younger brother, and then see them raising their own children to see their value and worth in who they are, shows me the difference it makes in peoples lives when someone calls out their “hidden greatness“.

Father, give all of us as grandparents, parents and young adults, powerful Spirit insight to see beyond the outward struggles of our grandchildren, children and friends and speak to the treasure that lies within them.  Give us wisdom, Father, to develop kings and priests, and give us power to destroy the works of the devil in the lives of the precious children we are privileged to shepherd.  In Jesus Name!

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Entry filed under: Authority, Belief, Charismatic, Christianity, Church, Culture, Faith, Family, Friendship, Holy Spirit, Institutional church, Jesus, Miracles, Revelation, Supernatural, The Father, Thoughts.

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  • 1. Leslee  |  September 21, 2007 at 10:06 am

    Amen amen, again I say amen. That is and has been the goal of my life to affirm in my children and their children how great they are because they are children of God, who has blessed me with their care, and also for those God sends my way. There is so much “hidden greatness” in people….not hidden because God designed it to be that way, but hidden because the lies of the evil one have made us believe we are our “weaknesses.” Thanks for all your wonderful encouraging, life-giving words Greg…..thanks for loving me and my family….keep believing in the greatness within you…keep sharing it with all of us….I can’t wait to stand together with you and our families, our sons who wait for us there and all those who we have loved and are loved by in front of the heavenly throne of God proclaiming “How Great Thou Art”.

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