What do you like to be called?
When I was a kid, all adults were Mr. and Mrs/Ms. and ma’am and sir. I still call lots of folks, Mr. and Mrs. I get fussed at sometimes, but I always tell them folks, blame my parents, that’s how I was raised!
As a pastor, I’ve been called Rev. or Pastor or Bro. I just prefer Andy. It suits me a lot better.
We’ve each got titles in our lives. We’ve each got “names” in our lives. But, do you know what your greatest title is? Listen to what 1 John says this morning:
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
The greatest name, the great thing you could ever be called is that – a child of God.
That trumps everything else, and everything else is based up on that.
You foundation shouldn’t be your job.
Or your position.
Or your status.
Or your, well, anything.
Your greatest status, your great title, your greatest worth should come from this – you are a child of God.
And if that is primary, if that is foundational, if that is at the heart of it all, it will all work it out. It will all make sense. It will all be worth it. When He is at the center. And when you walk with Him is at the center.
Today, what is the your title? Today, may it be that you are a child of God.