Lies held me captive!
I have listened to the enemy’s lies, sometimes I have received them as truth because they sounded plausible. I have hung my head low for day or two, sometimes for years. I wasn’t good enough, educated enough, pretty enough, witty enough, friendly enough and definitely not spiritual enough.
I needed reminding of my heritage. I pray the story of The King’s Daughter reminds you of your heritage in the Lord.
The King’s Daughter
No matter where in the room I went, I was aware of her presence. She stood there head held high but not in a snobby kind of way. She was beautiful, elegant, peaceful and radiant. Qualities I longed for in my life.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30 NIV
She was beautiful. Time, life, and sun had not yet taken its toll. Although I first looked on her outward beauty, it was her inner beauty that kept my gaze. A beauty that cannot be gained through self help books or self improvement classes. This beauty, her beauty, came from spending time with her father, the King of Kings, getting to know him, becoming more like him.
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. Ephesians 6:14 NLT
Oh such elegance! She stood tall with shoulders back, no slouching for this girl. She had been taught and groomed in the Word of Truth. She knew her father spoke only truth and what he said about her; was who she was. On occasions a lying thought would try to persuade her otherwise. With royal feet firmly planted on solid ground and with the authority of the King she would declare the words her father had spoken over her. The lying thought knew the King spoke truth and now his daughter was speaking the same truth…the lie had no choice but to go and go quickly.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
Peace became hers the day she was born into royalty, a gift given to her by her brother. Even though the gift of peace was hers she didn’t always embrace it. No, her brother’s peace was something she would embrace as she learned to trust him more.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. Psalm 34:5 NIV
Like a new born baby swaddled in a blanket, radiance covered and encased her. Her brilliant glow did not cause me to hide my face, instead it drew me in. I had heard stories of her life before the King adopted her. She had plenty of reasons to be covered with shame. Yet, I saw no shame in her. She had given all her shame to the sacrificial lamb. She no longer looked back to who she once was, now she looked forward straight into the eyes of her redeemer.
Sisters in the Lord.
Spend time in His presence getting to know Him more.
Put on the belt of God’s truth. Wear His armor of righteousness and stand in your Father’s authority against the lies of the enemy.
Trust Him with everything and be amazed at the gift of peace He has for you.
Stop wearing old labels and give your shame to Jesus your redeemer. Look straight ahead into His loving eyes and be covered and encased in His radiance.
The Kings Daughter first appeared on Grace Lace and Polkadots March 2016