You belong to God. 

Yes, you read that right. The One who created the universe, who is everywhere at all times, who has no limitations, who stands outside of time, yes—God Almighty—calls you His daughter. Not only that, but He also formed you in His image. So in the same way that children resemble their parents, we resemble God. 

Based on how you’ve been raised, you may wonder, “What kind of father is God?” 

Rest assured, God isn’t an absent, abusive, or angry father. He doesn’t make us audition for acceptance or perform for our place. He’s present and patient as He pursues us. Before we do anything spectacular for God, we belong. 

While it’s tempting to identify yourself by your deficiencies, imperfections, and shortcomings, God claims you as His daughter—pure and holy. He wraps you into Jesus and empowers you through His Spirit. Even though He gives you the power to change, He loves and accepts you before you do.  

Just as parents delight in their children, your heavenly Father delights in you. What a privilege it is to belong to the God who sees you, knows you, loves you, and fathers you. 

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. I JOHN 5:1 

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Life-Changing Confidence by Amanda Pittman a new devotional journal now available on DaySpring.com. Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.