Part One: Everyone is a Child of God
Admittedly there is some confusion among believers about whether everyone is a child of God or not. I sympathize with those who staunchly refuse the claim that all are children of God because there are in fact Scriptures and even the words of Jesus himself that speak of some as the children of the devil.
Brad Jersak writes an article addressing this issue in his blog, Are all people God’s children or only Christians? Perhaps this will bring more understanding and shed some more light.
Does Jesus words preclude the fact that everyone has their origin and fathering in God himself? Could it ever even be suggested that the Creator is not “the Father” (the Source) of all, even his offspring, the devil? Therefore it could be said that even “the children of the devil” are also the lost and confused children of God. At least this is where my logic takes me.
Yes, every single one of God’s children possesses free will. At any time any one of them can choose to be a host of either heaven or hell and in so doing behave as “a child of” God or of the devil.
Here is another article that lays out the case that all are indeed children of God!
Paul Young and I discuss in our conversation about Jesus stopping for the one to make sure they are loved and affirmed. He doesn’t “go out of his way” to do this, no, this is very much in his Way and the very activity of heaven. I was shown that the host of heaven are on rescue mission to rescue ALL the lost and fallen. We get to partner with heaven and join them in this pursuit.
Part 2: Living in the Grace of One Day
Don’t worry about anything!
“All stress is a perverted relationship to time.”
Paul shares a wonderful perspective about refusing to future trip but to live in the grace of one day we are given. Be present in the moment. This is where the Presence of God is in whom there is Peace and Joy.
“All your worry is a fear you’ve borrowed, from how the enemy has framed tomorrow.”from Just Hold On by Daniel Lovett
Pile of dog poop or the flowers? Your choice. Holy Spirit is asking, “Why are you looking at the poop?”
“Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One! 5 Let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near 6 Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, 7 then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ. 8 So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always. 9 Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and the God of peace will be with you in all things.”Philippians 4 TPT
Want more? Here is a link to a previous interview with Wm Paul Young about How God’s wrath must be an expression of God’s love.