I Am A Child Of God

If you’ve recently listened to any Christian radio station recently you’ve probably heard the song “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music.  After hearing this song, I’m able to make connections to my story that I felt relate to the lyrics and decided to share my heart.

 

You unravel me with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance from my enemies
‘Til all my fears are gone

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God.

Reading through this first verse, I think of how God’s love has touched all parts of my life.  God takes my storyline, or my melody, and pulls away all the crazy parts to expose that I’m nothing more than His daughter, trying earnestly to follow His plan.

Instead of just telling me that my broken parts don’t matter, He goes further by mixing my melody with a series of harmonies to help me heal.  These are the people and experiences He’s placed in my life to help stitch me back together.

His song for me shows how His perfect love will always drown out my fears and explains that He has a purpose for my life.  It’s a song that ensures me that I am His child and that my fears are no match for His powerful love.  The beautiful thing is that He’s written a song of healing, and salvation for you too.

 

From my mother’s womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again into your family
Your blood flows through my veins

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

As most of you know by now, I am going to be having a baby this coming July.  As I read these words, I can’t help but think of the purpose that God has already given our Sweet Benjamin for this world.  I know that when He’s born, He’s not just joining our family, but our Father’s family as well.

I think about Seth’s and my parents and how God gave not only us a purpose when we were babies, but them one as well.  I believe that Seth and I have been called to raise a Godly child like they raised us.  I know that we’re being called to so much more than just making sure this baby lives a happy life, but he is to live a fulfilled life with God as his Father, with Jesus as his friend, and the Holy Spirit as his guide to live out His purpose.

We are to raise this baby not to love God because we’re telling him to, but because He has a love for him that is far more than we as parents could ever give him in this world.  While we want to instill in Benjamin that we love him so much, we want him to know that he is a child of God which means so much more than anything else in this world.

 

I am surrounded
By the arms of the father
I am surrounded
By songs of deliverance
We’ve been liberated
From our bondage
We’re the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom

Seth and I have had some emotional first few months of marriage.  We’ve lost a loved one, we’ve moved twice (once for Seth), we’ve discovered we are going to be parents, we’ve searched to find our place within two churches, and so much more.  When my world is going crazy, Seth knows exactly how to calm my heart temporarily.

The thing is Seth is never going to able to fulfill my heart like the love of God does.  If it did, we’d have a problem.  A few weeks ago, my emotions were completely all over the place, and I realized that Seth’s love can’t fix it, having Benjamin in my life can’t fix it, nothing in this world can fix it, because no one in this world can love me as much as God does.  His love is an all-encompassing, perfect love.

God’s love isn’t just for me, but for all.  He’s called all of us to a life of freedom in His loving arms.   I love this part in the song because it’s so powerful to listen to.  It’s not because it’s one man singing, but he calls everyone to sing together in an emotional way that doesn’t even have lyrics, but it’s sung together from the heart of each person who chooses to follow God.

 

You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
And I will stand and sing
I am a child of God.

I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have fears creep back into my life every now and then, but the truth is I’m a twenty-one year old, newly married, soon-to-be mom who doesn’t really know what is happening most of the time.  I am not perfect by any means.  However, keeping my eyes on Him is what keeps me from drowning in anything but His love.  By relying on His promises, we are ensured that no matter what we face God will provide.  Because of His love which I do not deserve, but I’m truly grateful for, I’m confident to say that I am a child of God.

I want to ask you, do you feel like you’re drowning in something other than His love? Do you want to feel the freedom His arms provide?  Do you have fears consuming your life?  I’d love to talk to you about these questions and more if you have them. Feel free to contact me following this link if you’d like to talk anonymously!

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.     – Galatians 5:1

 

Allie (2)

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10 thoughts on “I Am A Child Of God

  1. This song is one of the Gathering songs at my school. The Gathering is a student-led worship service. Without God, I don’t know who I would be right now. I want to be able to form a strong relationship with him. This song is an incredible song

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    1. That’s awesome! It’s incredible how music can help us draw closer to God. Glad to hear that your school has a worship service led by students! We need young people to step up and set an example for Christ!

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      1. When singing the songs we sing, you can feel yourself filled with the Holy Spirit. The voices together are such a wonderful thing to hear wit those college-age youthful voices. I go every week when we have the service

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  2. “…he is to live a fulfilled life with God as his Father, with Jesus as his friend, and the Holy Spirit as his guide to live out His purpose.” I love this!

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  3. I absolutely love this song. I first heard it when I was going through a period of fear and self doubt and it really helped me understand who I am in Christ. So glad it has encouraged you as well!

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  4. “No Longer Slaves” is one of my very favorite songs. We’ve been singing it in our church for about 6 months. I love your insights and what you’re learning in life. I remember being 20 almost 21 and newly married. It’s all a big adjustment. Blessings to you!

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  5. I love this song, and I truly enjoyed the way in which you destructed it to tell about your life, and to challenge our walks. Thank you. It was a beautiful post!

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