AUTHOR: Jennifer Lescano
I asked myself and the Lord what to write and thought about how I can write about my thoughts on a royal life, a little bit about me, and my heart all in one post.
My first post.
Well, here it goes.
Hi. My name is Jennifer.
This royal life for me is an abundant life in Christ.
As a little girl, I loved the movie, “Annie.” And about five years ago, I heard in my heart a song from the movie, “I think I’m gonna like it here.”
And every time I see that scene and hear that song, I love it.
A little orphan girl finding the positive and pressing through life with a smile on her face and looking forward to tomorrow’s sun.
And when the sun finally comes out for her, she finds herself in a mansion with a rich father.
So at first everywhere she looks, she thinks she sees work. Something she was very used to. It was her life. But in that scene in the movie, in an instant she’s Introduced to a life full of joy, laughter, relaxation, and peace. New clothes. New measurements.
She’s told the beds would be made, the food would be served, there’s a swimming pool, and a tennis court, too. And when she says she doesn’t know how to play, they say they’ll have an instructor for her by Noon.
Every question answered. Every need met. And so many extras. Fun.
God is fun.
Living as an orphan is living in debt hoping you’ll make it.
But living as royalty is living in the assurance that everything my Daddy has is mine and he’s already made it for me. And LIKING IT!
Reminds me of a time God told me to start a lunchtime fellowship. So I followed his lead. We started in cars and long story short ended up in a dingy room with no doors and twelve filthy chairs, but we were thrilled.
The owner, David, whom I didn’t know gave me the key to his building and asked me to help him spread the word about his building.
One day I got a message from him. Before returning the call, I already knew what he wanted. I had a feeling he was going to ask for money. I started to prepare myself for another place.
When I finally returned the call, I heard him say the words I expected and didn’t want to hear. He said he needed to charge me.
I explained to him I was not going to collect from the people. To my surprise, the following words literally fell out of my mouth, “You tell me what you want, and I’ll tell you what I can do.”
I couldn’t believe it. I had spoken to the owner as if I was the owner or had something to give to him.
And why? Because in reality my father owned the building, not David. And the Holy Spirit knew that well and decided to speak for me.
He said, “Never mind, I’m not going to charge you.”
That dingy room of 12 dirty chairs and no door turned into a huge room of 150 chairs and more. A story for another time.
My point? It’s not going through life thinking everyone owes us something. Not at all.
It’s simply going through life knowing that our Daddy is the answer to every challenge we face and is involved in every detail of our lives. And we get to enjoy this royal life.
Romans 8:15 (NIV)—The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Questions we can ask ourselves and our Heavenly Father:
Is there an area in my life that I’m still thinking like an orphan? If so, what and why?
What was my childhood like and is there something that makes it hard to truly trust God as my father because of it? Why?
What limitations have I placed on God and why?
What dreams do I have and do I really think I can live them? If so, why or why not?
Father, show me what areas in my life where I am still thinking and living like an orphan. I want to fully trust you and renew my mind to the truth that there are no limitations for my Father and for me in this royal life.
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