Friday, March 27, 2009

A Daughter of the King

"My father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.
I'm a child of the King, A child of the King:
With Jesus my Saviour, I'm a child of the King."
--Harriett E. Buell
When I was a little girl my dad used to work in the special education Sunday school class in our church. Whenever it was his turn to preach, he would take me out of my Sunday school class to sing the special music for their service. He always wanted me to sing the same thing--"A Child of the King".
I became a child of the King of Kings when I was five years old and I vividly remember the day. My mom was sitting in the old, gold velour armchair in the corner of the living room. While I was playing with something by her feet, the Lord helped me to realise that I needed to accept Him as my Saviour. I remember sitting in my mother's lap and praying first that I loved everybody and I wanted to be saved. My mother then explained to me that it's nothing that we do to be saved, it's only by Jesus' sacrifice for us. I then prayed again with full understanding and accepted Christ as my Saviour.
Through the years I have grown as a child of God, but I don't think I've quite aspired to "princess" level. Today I begin a quest to become a true princess. I am a daughter of the King because I am saved, but I am a far cry from being a princess.
At our new church I was offered the opportunity to teach the young ladies' Sunday school class. My pastor's wife has named the class "Jewels for Jesus". I know that I need some shining and some dross removed if I will be a "Jewel for Jesus." Last night the Lord impressed upon me that if He is going to use me to train "princesses" I must become one myself. Where will my quest take me? I have no idea. Many times when God has a journey for us to embark upon, we do not even know the immediate future let alone the end of the line. I'm am excited to see how God will turn me from a chamber-maid into a princess. Praise God for His grace in accepting each and every person alive to be His children if we will but ask in humble faith.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." --Ephesians 2:8,9