The King's Daughter—Back to Eternity
Experiences inspired this article from my journey of discovering the eternal love of God that set me free. This particular piece will discuss how God considers His daughters precious and valuable.
These lessons were written and arranged for a women's conference that our church hosted.
This study centers on the following portion of Scripture.
Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir. Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father’s house; So the King will greatly desire your beauty; Because He is your Lord, worship Him. And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor. The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace Her clothing is woven with gold. She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You. With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King’s palace.
— Psalm 45:9-15
One of the most significant challenges of women sometimes is to believe that they are loved. Many of us have spent a good portion of our lives attempting to convince ourselves that we are truly loved through the dramatics of our relationships.
I have concluded on this leg of my journey that true eternal, everlasting love can only realize through a relationship with our Father in Heaven through His Son Jesus Christ.
Some of us have entered into that relationship but have not truly comprehended our positions as King's Daughters and have not truly captured the emotional depth of His love. This understanding is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning this.
. . . that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
— Ephesians 3:17
Our study begins with this statement from Psalm 45.
Kings’ daughters . . .
To be addressed as "daughter" comes with the idea of acceptance, affection, and belonging. These very qualities that many women are desperate to experience yet find so elusive in the natural world.
Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, addresses this issue.
. . . just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
— Ephesians 1:4
He chose us, adopted us, and made us accepted!! We have been noticed, wanted, and received in Him.
I recently went to a Youth Event with some local teens, and the guest speaker had made the observation that every 3-year-old girl wants to be a princess. He expressed his belief that it is born into every girl to know that she was born royalty, and she searches for its confirmation all of her life.
We were born to know the King of Kings. We did, once, know Him in a garden before we fell in Eve. Built right into the DNA of our desires passed down from her, sure enough, is the remembrance of a position we once held and for which we so desperately long for again. God planted and preserved His eternal purpose and plan for us deep within the very core of our being that is our hearts.
. . . He has put eternity in their hearts . . .
— Ecclesiastes 3:11
"Eden . . . Has there ever been a human who has not, at some point, sensed a yearning for such a place? From deep within us comes the intuition that this unsatisfactory set-up of ours is not the way things were meant to be. Longing for Eden is not only an escapist fantasy; it is in our nature. God meant us for better than this"
— wordalive.org devotion for 2012/01/03
A Lesson From Trout
Trout fish's behaviors are an excellent illustration of this.
Trout is a type of fish described as being anadromous, meaning "running upwards." Anadromous fish will swim against the flow of a stream or river to get back up to their original place where they were spawned. These fish are so determined to get back to where they began that they will jump up waterfalls. They instinctively remember from where they came. So it is with us. We, too, instinctively know that we were once royalty created in His image.
And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
— Acts 17:26
The verse above speaks more importantly about who we ought to seek rather than what we ought to seek. What we seek is a person rather than a place or position.
. . . for in Him we live and move and have our being . . .
— Acts 17:28
The position of a princess is only discovered in being the daughter of a king. It is hugely relevant that we can see God "The King of Kings" as our father through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
. . . the LORD sits as King for ever.
— Psalm 29:10
When we fell in the garden in Eve, we lost our positions and the most vital relationship to our eternal existence. Sin had separated us from Him, blinded us, and distorted the image of God in us. Our descent downstream led us further and further away from God's loving desire and intentions for us. What we seek now is to be adopted back to our previous relationship and status with Him.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
— Romans 8:15
The Bible tells us that when we repent, confess our sins, turn to God, and recognize that the Lamb of God gave Himself to bear our sins on Himself and die on our behalf, we are restored to eternal purposes, position, and provisions we once held.
If you have never considered a relationship with Christ, maybe now would be a great time to do so before we move along into the beauty and benefits of being His beloved child.
"Without Christ, we were out of harmony with God; life was all about self, and we were driven to use people, things, and circumstances to meet our needs. In Christ we are in harmony with God; for us as believers, life should be all about the One who has already fully met our needs"
— Kenneth Boa "Conformed to His Image"
For those of us who have already done so, we are on our way back upstream to the purposes and intentions that He has had for us all along. That purpose is to be dearly loved children of His (Eph 5:1).
This journey will require the renewal of our minds in the revelation of His truth, sustaining a relationship of faith in Him, and prayer. In doing this, we are returning to the source of the living eternal waters from which we were spawned so that we might be able to comprehend that love and get back to where we came from so that that the image of the glory of God might shine through us once again. We have forgotten who we are and where we have come from.
"The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery [including] the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."
— Colossians 1:26-27
May He reveal to us those things that have been hidden from our eyes. The truth that we are forgiven, noticed, wanted, and, most of all, loved.
© 2011 Tamarajo