Friday, August 7, 2015

for King and crown

I have these lounging pajamas that I bought from JC Penney last year. It was time for me to throw out my old, ripped faithfuls as they had seen better days.  I really like the new pj's because they are soft and have a royal princess theme printed throughout the fabric.  (Hello... love that!!!) These cute pj's were part of a clothing line that had a British Monarchy theme... all cute... all in need of Victoria-zation. Of course, I could further rationalize the splurge because, to date, I've never met a Brit I didn't like. In fact, I'm wearing them right now and doing the "queen" wave just for you ladies across the pond who might be online reading my blog. "Cheerio y'all!". (Hmmm... perhaps the queen wouldn't say, "y'all." Then again, maybe she would if she was visiting me in Houston?  But I digress.)

I also purchased a pair of Batgirl pajam-jams from Old Navy... but that's a different topic altogether and for another day perhaps....  (Pause.)  Ok, I can't resist saying it, "I'm Batman!" Did you hear my deep voice? Really, why must it be so grave and raspy sounding, Bat-peeps?... and the same question goes out to my Star Wars/Darth Vader peeps too! Respiratory issues? Frog in the throat? What's-up with all that?  Can't the Caped Crusader afford a cough drop?  At least a roll of Mentos?  Or are gas prices and repair costs just too inflated for the up-keep of that Batmobile and all those unfashionable belt accessory items?  Perhaps a flux capacitor that runs on garbage fuel would be more in order?  I'm just sayin'.

(Ok, by now you have probably all figured out that (a) I'm a huge nerd... and (2) I have had little-to-no sleep since yesterday and (C++) I might have ingested a few meds for my chronic pain issues.  No matter... let's just go with it, shall we?)

ANYWAY... whenever I wear my princess pj's, I am always reminded about the royal inheritance we have been promised as followers of Jesus Christ. As a result, they encourage me to consider the openness of my heart - especially pertaining to my relationship with the Lord.  Things like, am I actively seeking God's Word each day in preparation of His kingdom?  Do I learn His Law with the same fervency a princess should in striving to know such things?  Do I understand the magnitude and importance of my position under Christ's authority?  And, am I willing to surrender everything I am for King and crown?

Whatever your current situation may be... know this: If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are a spiritual debutante to the Most High.  You are high society in Heaven's gates.  You are a majestic princess to the Almighty God.  You are a beautiful bride to the Prince of Peace.  You... yes YOU, are a royal heir to the One and Only Sovereign Lord!  How is this possible?  Because He says so!

Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:14-17)

If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:29)

I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)

The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. (Isaiah 62:2-3)

The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people.  They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.  How attractive and beautiful they will be! (Zechariah 9:16-17a)

This is the day to remember our honored position in Christ Jesus!  This is the time to prepare ourselves for His palace while displaying our sole (soul) allegiance to His glory.  For this is the day to joyfully learn His Law and promote His righteousness as we refine ourselves to gracefully walk His streets of Heavenly gold!

Yes, rejoice, for we are His royal heirs!  We are children of the Most High!  We are His beloved!  We are princesses awaiting the return of our charming Prince!  So, let us each consider how open our hearts are to receive His Kingdom.  Let us understand the magnitude and importance of the position God Almighty has elevated us to, always thanking Him for His Only Son and remembering the sacrifice Jesus has made on our behalf in order that we might become heirs.  TODAY, let us surrender everything... EVERYTHING... for this King and His crown!!!  Glory, glory... Hallelujah!  His Kingdom come.  His will be done - on Earth (in us!) as it is in Heaven!

Blessings and Cheerio, y'all!!!

~Victoria

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