But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1: 12-13
Sadly, some will be disappointed in their Christmas this year. It’s just a fact. Here’s an immeasurably better one: The believer’s birthright is to have an ever-increasing hunger for God and His Word, and none will be disappointed who refuse to settle for anything less.
I want to whet your appetites with the possibilities of a deep and wide life in Christ. The promise of the Gospel is that every single one of us can enjoy intimacy with God through Christ. We can all come to a place where we crave God’s Word instead of resigning ourselves to reading it when we can because we know we should. Every single one of us can come to love and live on prayer instead of going through the motions out of dry commitment. This is our birthright as believers.
Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, good will to men.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson