Funny thing, Superkids. A few months ago I showed you a picture of me digging for diamonds. Guess what everyone thought; they thought it was my 6-year-old daughter, Emily! How can I look like a 6-year-old? What’s funny is that people usually think kids look like their parents, not the other way around. Have you ever been told you look like your mom or dad, brother or sister? My kids do all look like me and I look like my parents. How does that happen? You have your parents’ DNA, which is the material that transfers their genetic characteristics to you (dictionary.com).
Superkids, Jesus gave us HIS DNA! When you asked Jesus into your heart you became a new person on the inside! Things like fear, anxiety, rage, pain, sorrow, disobedience, hate—those don’t belong to you. You’ve been freed from the control of those things—made new and reborn as His children, the Bible says. In 2 Corinthians 6:16, 18, New Living Translation, it says that we are the temple of the living God. He said, “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” In John 14:23 Jesus says, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.”
That’s some BIG NEWS, Superkids! We have a heavenly Father who makes His home in us! Galatians 3 tells us that by believing this we receive the promise of the Holy Spirit! We are God’s children, and He lives in us. Wow, that makes us EXTRAORDINARY, but the most amazing thing of all is that when we contain God’s DNA, we begin to look like Him! Superkids, the Bible calls it FRUIT or evidence. Look at Galatians 5:22-23, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”
Those are the traits of God and as His children they are in us. All we have to do is what verse 16 says, and let the Holy Spirit guide our lives. I talked to you recently about looking for treasure and about having a treasure buddy. But Superkids, I want you to realize that the big treasure in you is Jesus. The more you LOOK to Him and LISTEN to Him, the more He begins to be SEEN and HEARD. Of course you know what happens next, YOU begin to LOOK like HIM! That was God’s plan all along—for you and me, His kids, to look and act just like our Father. Jesus lived that way. He said in John 14:9, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father!”
There are many places in the Bible where it talks about you and me being made into His image. Second Corinthians 3:18 says that “the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”
Ephesians 4:22, 24 (The Passion Translation) tells us to let go of the old way of living, “and you will be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him!”
Keep looking at Jesus, Superkids, and it’s like looking into a mirror—pretty soon you start seeing Him more and more. Philippians 3:20-21 (TPT) says, “But our passions are set on the heavenly realm as we cling tightly to our Life-Giver, the Lord Jesus Christ. The transformation of his body took place at his resurrection so that our bodies would also share in the same power, transfiguring us into the identical likeness of his glorified body. And by his matchless power, he continually subdues all that is within us to himself.”
Superkids, stick with Jesus. Keep looking at Him. It’s not hard or a struggle when you realize He’s the One doing the work inside you. You are a child of God and you look just like your big brother, Jesus. How easy is that? It’s a done deal! ♥
Until next time,
Superkids, Jesus gave us HIS DNA!