Our Rights As Children Of God
– Grant & Theunisina Neyt
The month of March celebrated human rights month in South Africa. As much as we appreciate these rights, there is another right that tops all other rights. It is the right to be a child of God. It is the right to be part of God’s forever family. John 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” The requirements to be part of God’s forever family is to receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour and to make Him our Lord through faith, or as stated in this Scripture – believe in the Name of Jesus.
Congratulations to all who have appropriated this right and are part of God’s very own family. If you have not yet exercised your right to be a child of God; God has provided the way: His Name is Jesus. Receive Him by faith, believe in His name, and you will be a child of God.
You will find a wonderful prayer below that you can pray to become a child of God:
Dear God, I admit that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died in my place, paying the penalty for my sins. I am willing right now to turn from my sin and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord. I commit myself to You and ask You to fill me and take control, and to help me become the kind of person you want me to be. Thank you Father for loving me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
JOY! Magazine (April 2019)