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Growing up I loved dressing up and I LOVED princesses. Cinderella was my favorite! It may have been the talking mice or the fact that she was just a regular girl that discovered she was royalty. Whatever the reason I loved that movie. One year Mom and Dad even bought me a real Cinderella dress for Halloween! To this day that’s still my favorite costume!
As I grew older I loved the Princess Diaries movies. Mia, an average very uncoordinated girl gets surprised by her paternal Grandmother who delivers the news that she’s actually a real-life princess. She then enrolls in princess lessons and eventually gains the courage to embrace who she is and knows that she can rule Genovia well when the time comes.
As much as I’d like to discover some long lost royalty in our family tree the chances of that happening are extremely slim. However, that doesn’t mean that I am not a princess…
“…He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords.”
Jesus is King and we as Christians have been adopted (Ephesians 1:5) by Jesus through baptism! That makes us princesses and princes! Y’all we ARE ROYALTY! Think about that for a second. It doesn’t matter what’s in your earthly blood line! You. Are. Royalty. That is something to celebrate!
I don’t remind you of this so that you can go around every day for the rest of your life acting all high and mighty. We aren’t better than anyone else who walks this earth. I share this with you to remind you of who you are and the responsibility that you have.
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.’
Pilate therefore said to Him, ‘Are you a king then?’
Jesus answered, ‘You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.'”
Did you catch that? His Kingdom is NOT OF THIS WORLD. So, what does that make us as Christians? Ambassadors.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us…”
~2 Corinthians 5:20
That means that we REPRESENT Christ to the world. We are here on this earth to TELL others about our Father the King and to SHOW them who He is. Think about what a real-life ambassador does. They visit another country and REPRESENT the country they come from. That’s exactly what we are supposed to do. Through God living in us others are supposed to be drawn to the Father…
It’s true that we are royalty but that royalty shouldn’t be an excuse to be lazy and soak up the finer things of life. We need to use the position that we have to better the world in which we live (Jeremiah 29:5-7) and we can do that simply by loving those around us just like Jesus loved us.
Until next time,