But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9 NIV)

There’s a song that we sang every Royal Day (or Salvation Day) at Vacation Bible School to celebrate the children’s new standing with God. Dressed in their adorable royal outfits, they pointed to their plastic crowns and joyfully sung, “I feel like royalty” (“Royalty,” Hillsong Kids).

As a royal enthusiast, I’m excited that from God’s standpoint, He considers me royalty. But as thrilled as I may be about the idea of being part of God’s royal family, I also realize the responsibilities that come with it. Like every other royal, I must walk in a manner worthy of my King, pleasing Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10). Or to quote the apostle Peter, as a royal, my life should “declare the praises of him who called [me] out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Are you living up to your position as a son or daughter of the King? Are you representing Him in a way that honours Him? Are you drawing royal enthusiasts? If not, it’s never too late to start now. Embrace your royal position and make your King proud.

As sons and daughters of the King, we must walk in a manner worthy of our calling. 

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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