God’s Girl - The One Year Sweet and Simple Moments with God Devotional

God’s Girl

Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

Matthew 10:32

For so long in my life, I was afraid of being who I really am: “God’s girl.” At nine years old, I prayed and invited Jesus Christ into my life, by faith, believing that He died on the cross for my sin and that He was the only way to God. Yet I was quiet about my faith for years. You see, I wanted people to like me. I didn’t want to offend anyone. I basically did not want to dissociate myself from Christ, but I didn’t want to identify myself with Him either. Sounds a little lukewarm to me!

During my first year of college, when I started reading the Bible regularly and spending time with other girls who were also growing in their faith, I prayed the second most honest prayer I think I have ever prayed: “God, I want to be Your girl every day—not just on Sunday. I want to receive all You have to give, and I want to give myself to You.” This simple prayer was a turning point in my life, from desiring to chart my own course to trusting in God’s plan for me—moving toward Him, not away from Him. I began taking a lot of baby steps of faith in His direction.

At the core of my being, I rejoice that I know who I really belong to for all of eternity. And I am bolder to acknowledge Him, which is one big way He is changing me!

Memorize and act on Ephesians 6:19. Let’s be bold and embrace who we really are—God’s girls!

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