“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and daughters shall prophesy…” Joel 2:28
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
God says “you’re worth it.” Jesus Christ gave His life so that you may have life. He thinks so highly of you that He gave you this opportunity to live! You are His precious daughter. Regardless of this fact, there are some challenges in your present world.
They say that this is a “man’s world” — and it is to some degree at least by human standards. In the workforce, a woman can do the same job and get paid less money. There are some positions and opportunities still not open for women. In other words, women still struggle in situations where they really should not. These things are accepted in our present society.
However, it is emphatically clear that God sees things quite differently. In God’s eyesight, we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” in His image. A woman is not a second-class citizen — she is a first-class daughter!
When the Sadducees came to Jesus and asked about the status of a married woman when she goes to Heaven (Luke 20: 27-38), He stated that her status would be as the angels — not male or female — just a soul and a citizen of the Kingdom, a child of the Most High.
“And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:” 1 Peter 1:17
God loves you and sees you as a father sees his child. Our children may make mistakes and go the wrong way or even do the wrong thing for years, but the love of a father does not merely go away or cease to exist.
Some women feel that they are not worthy of restoration and the status of a daughter. They feel that they have been so far out there that they wonder “Why would God take me back?” Because you are a daughter! Used, abused, mishandled or wayward — you are still a daughter.
There is a story in the Bible (2 Samuel 11) about a woman named Bathsheba. She was taken advantage of which caused her to naturally lose a lot of things. When King David committed adultery with her, then tried to cover his sin, it sent this woman’s world into a spin. She lost her dignity, her reputation, her peace of mind, her husband, her source of income and her child.
Bathsheba’s world was wrecked and she needed restoration. She was used and abused, but God restored her. She became the queen of the kingdom and her new son became heir to the throne.
The Lord knows all about your struggle and situations because you are a daughter. If you follow Him, you will reach your expected end. You are special and you are supposed to be blessed!
“For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
“High expectations are the key to everything.”
— Sam Walton
Describe what you would consider to be an ideal Father-Daughter relationship:
Do you think that you have this kind of relationship with your Heavenly Father? Why or why not? What can you do to improve this relationship?
An excerpt from “In the Inner Courts with God for Women”
BY DEBORAH DUKES