As children of God, we need to know what God has promised us. If we don’t, we will often live lives that are less than God’s best for us.
I once had a teacher that allowed us to make a study guide for a test. We could have one notecard filled with any notes we wanted and could use that on the test. She told us this in class the day before the test. That night I ran home and wrote as small as I could on that card and put as many things as I could think of on it so that I’d be ready for the test.
Now let’s imagine that you were part of the class, but you didn’t go to class the day before the test. As a result, you didn’t know about the notecard that you could use to help you get a better grade on the test. So the day of the test you show up, and find out that you could have just like the rest of the class had a notecard filled with notes to help you, but because you didn’t know about it, you missed out on a good thing your teacher had for you.
The same is true when it comes to the things of God. God has provided good things for you, but if you don’t know about them, they don’t really do you any good.
Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir. – Galatians 4:7 (NLT)
You are an heir of God. He promises you so many things in His word that are for your good. So today, take some time to learn what those promises are. Know that God is wanting more than anything for you to walk in His goodness and for you to know who you are in Him!