“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” Ephesians 2:19, NKJV.
When you consider a stranger, you don’t know them. You don’t talk to them, let alone they can come into your house, reach into your refrigerator and get something to eat. Yet, someone of your household can reach in and get whatever they need–because of who they are.
You are a son of God, and He knows you by name. Old things have passed away, and all things have become new. You were far away, but now you have been brought near to Him. Whatever your Father has if it is according to His will, it’s already yours. Jesus paid a heavy price not for you to remain foreign, but to draw closer into the family of God, hold tight to a body of believers and get to where God has for your life together.
You’re not a stranger, you’re family.
Prayer: Father, I give You praise and I thank You. I’m no longer a stranger to You, but I’m in Your household. Help me to love on my real family today, and treat them like You would treat them. By Your love and mercy that I walk in, I pray others see how much You love them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Ephesians 2:11-22; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 12:2; James 2:17