Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Family Tree

Last week my husband and I visited with his brother & wife and the discussion got around to some of my husband and brother-in-laws ancestors. Both of them were trying...but without success...to remember all the brothers and sisters of their grandfather. When we came home I got on my trusty computer and looked them up. I then remembered that I had 'Family Tree' pages in one of my older Bibles that I had begun to fill out years ago but could not finish because I didn't know....at the time....all the names of the aunts and uncles (and great-aunts and uncles). So before I knew it I was knee-deep in looking at my own Family Tree online and filling out the entire page in my Bible. All the way to my Great Grandparents on both sides.

A few days ago I spoke to someone about something before I had fully thought about what I was going to say and was grossly misunderstood. Almost immediately I thought..."God is going to be SO mad at me!" And I could almost physically feel a distance come between me and Him. That was a thought straight from satan. But then almost immediately after that the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said, "Don't you know that God loves you no matter what you do? He doesn't love you because you do good. He doesn't hate you when you mess up. Christ died 'while we were yet sinners' and had nothing at all to give Him in return!" What a relief I felt throughout my whole being! I knew that was true but just needed God to remind me!

I started to think about the song "Royal Descendant" by Kyla Rowland. She writes in it about our spiritual Family Tree. The first verse and chorus say this:

I can tell you I'm nothing and I will be telling the truth
I can say I am worthless, a hopeless sinner, and that's true
But that's just part of the story, I haven't told everything
For I was lost, reborn, and raised the child of a King.

And I am a royal descendant of the King from Jerusalem
Oh, I am part of the bloodline of David, that's who I am
And I claim kindred to Isaac, to Jacob, and Abraham
For I am a royal descendant of the King from Jerusalem

I'm a part of God's family forever since the day I trusted Him as my Saviour. He'll never disown me. He'll never act like He doesn't know me. If anything about our relationship changes, it will be because of me and not because of Him. May God help me to strive harder to stay close to His side!

Thankful to be a child of the King!



Lisa said...

Daughters of the King - together. I love that!
Blessings ~ Lisa

Deborah said...

Amen! Isn't it a blessing to know that no matter what, our Father will never turn his back on us!
Family trees seem to be on our minds!

Peggy W. said...

This is true.

Your Friend,

Runner Mom said...

i too am so gald that He loves me no matter what! Praise the Lord for He is awesome!!!

Love ya!
PS--My plantar fas... is getting better!! Cute shoes time again! He is the faithful physician!!

Ouida said...

Marilyn, this is so good - it's always good to hear this reinforced. Hope all is well with you and your family. We're doing O.K.

Love y'all,


Yolanda said...

I too am thankful that God chose to graft us into His family tree.