Keep Calm and Stay Royal

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)

I’ve been a royal enthusiast ever since I was a little girl, and in the wake of the Queen’s death, that enthusiasm has only grown stronger. As beautiful as the crown and palaces may be, my fascination with royalty goes much deeper than that, and I admired Queen Elizabeth II for pointing it out. In the book, The Servant Queen and the King She Serves, the Queen made it clear that she was serving a Sovereign. God was her King and she was His subject. It was her faith and trust in God, as well as, her service to others that I admired and will treasure. Her role pointed me to God and that’s the kind of life that I celebrate and honor along with many others that she has inspired over the years.

A life that honors God is a life worth honoring.

1 Samuel 2:30

Royalty is something that is embedded in every one of us. As sons and daughters of the Heavenly King, we’re “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that [we] may declare the praises of him who called [us] out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Until we realize who we truly are, we will never act like it. The Bible says that we are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6). When we begin to look at life from that position of authority and privilege, we will live the abundant life that Jesus came to give us and be more than conquerors through Him (John 10:10; Romans 8:37). It’s then that we will point others to Him! So keep calm and stay royal. Never complain, never explain. Always take the high road. Remember who you are and Whose you are. As sons and daughters of the King, let’s always 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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