Five Minute Friday – Privilege

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Privilege – a right or advantage gained by birth

Romans 8:15-17
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;
but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
at we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs;
heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him,
that we may be also glorified together.

Go

When I first read the word privilege
and looked up the meaning
I was concerned with the thoughts of entitlement,
better or less than another,
this is mine.

I let thoughts come and go through my mind all day.
Then as I read through some of the five minutes of others
“what a privilege . . .”
caught my eye.
and what I was trying to put down jelled.

I feel so privileged to be a child of God.

Not because I was special,
not because I had talents,
not because I was born in a certain place,
had special parents or
spoke English.

I could have had a completely different ethnicity,
I could have been born in a different country,
I could have had a different level of learning
and I could still be a child of God.

Because “for the LORD seeth not as man seeth;
for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel-16:7

Because I am a child of God,
the privileges I have are beyond measure.
I can call on His name in prayer;
and He hears.
I can crawl on His lap when I am afraid;
and I am comforted.
I can receive grace for each day;
and have strength for every situation.
I can love my neighbor as myself.
I can forgive,
because He first loved and forgave me.

Stop.

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
refrain
Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
refrain

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.
Leaning, leaning,
Safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Written by Elisha A. Hoffman, Cyril A. Mclellan, A Showalter •
Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
Published in: on February 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Thank you, Leslie, for your post. We certainly are #knittedhearts in God’s family! 💝💝


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