I am royalty, daughter of the King of Kings, but sometimes my crown slips.
I forget who I am.
I forget who God has called me to be.
And I look more like the world, at times, than I care to admit.
But as an adoptee, heir to the the throne, I am not only to assume the authority and privileges bestowed to God's children (i.e., eternal life) but I am also called to embody the likeness, of the First Born, Christ Jesus. Not a likeness in physical appearance, but a likeness that comes with a transformed heart and a renewed mind--- alllll that inside stuff.
I can only speak for myself, sis, but let someone cut me off in traffic, that crown slips like a mug (that is such a 90's term, no one says that any more, Sherri. But I digress)
Sometimes the gossip is just too good and that crown slips some more.
Don't get me started on if MY plans don't go the way I planned them, that crown comes close to falling off my head because the tantrum I throw is bar none!
But this is where the Lord comes in. The reason we need a savior in the first place, is because we are not equipped to keep our own crowns from falling. The death for life exchange that happened when I said "yes" to Jesus, allowed the holy spirit to "come on in" to the throne room of my heart. It is his hand that reaches out to remind me of 1 Peter 2:9--
"[Sherri], you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a [special] people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
He's the one that puts that beautiful, jeweled crown back on my head!
The purpose of this blog and the reason why I started Adjusting My Crown T-Shirt Co., is because I want my sistas in Christ AND those who are searching for a new life, to remember and understand that we are not perfect....
Let me say it again for the ladies in the back.
We. Are. Not. Perfect.
BUT the Lord's desire is to PERFECT us. How does he do it?
1. He reminds us of Romans 8:1
Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior].
If you are in Christ Jesus, you are not condemned to death. What does that mean? When you do sin, you do not have to beat yourself up about it.
- Take what you did, said or thought straight to the Lord. Be honest.
- Ask for his forgiveness.
- Repent! Make a declaration that you will choose holiness. If I'm honest sometimes I plan to sin (ya'll know what I'm talking about). Not everything is an "opps" situation. If you are repenting you are saying Lord, I need you to help me not do this again.
2. He takes us to the word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, in part,
[the scriptures] are profitable for teaching, for reproof, correction and for training in righteousness
We can't train and condition ourselves if we are not reading the manual. Spending quality time in the word is a struggle, but as Jonathan McReynolds would say, we have to make room. Start with a reading plan on the YouVersion bible app. Just start.
3. He sings over you! There is nothing compared to the Lord's gentle reminder that he loves us. Yes, his heart breaks over our sin but it won't separate us any longer. He rejoices every time you take a step forward!
Being a daughter of the King puts a different sway in my walk. The more consistent I am with my early morning dates with him, the more I'm settling in
to my royal status. God is adjusting my crown and I cant wait to see all that I become. Will you join me in the journey?