I'm God's Daughter

Mar 14, 2024

"and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty." - 2 Corinthians 6:18 (ESV)


I want to start by just acknowledging how much I love the Lord. He is my rock. He is my strength. He is my everything. He is my DAD!

In the last six months, the Lord has been reminding me that I am His daughter. You would think that He wouldn't have to remind me. But He does. It's because I get so caught up in the "doing." I am driven. I am a high achiever. I am a goal-setter. I want to check all the things off my list. But God, although He created me this way because of the Kingdom assignment He has given me, doesn't want any of these characteristics to overshadow the truth that I am His daughter. 

Back in November, I was at a retreat and the Lord said to me, "April, you have experienced a lot of success and you will experience more. It's ok to be excited about that. But, I want you to just be successful at being my daughter." Needless to say, I was wrecked!

I had a moment when I realized that I had lost sight of that and I was so thankful for the Lord to bring me back to that tender place of just wanting Him and wanting an intimate relationship with Him above anything else. He wanted me to rest in Him and to make who I was becoming more important than what I was doing. Yeah, I was wrecked!

So I asked the Lord, "How do I do this?". I want to share two things with you that He spoke to my heart. I hope it can help you today.

1) Embrace My Rest

- It had never occurred to me that I was resisting rest. I would always look at my list to see how I could "fill the space." But God wanted that space there and for me to allow Him to fill it. I had forgotten the power of extended periods of silence. Even now as I am writing the words on this page, my house is silent and it's absolutely wonderful. The presence of the Lord is so sweet and I am just enjoying being with Him. 

2) Allow Me To Take Care of You

- I had gotten back on the train of the independent woman. I needed to step off that train and follow the Good Shepherd at His pace. Sometimes my flesh wanted to depend on God, but because I didn't see results "fast" enough, I would attempt to take matters into my own hands. Big mistake. That left me further from the destination and empty. I repented and acknowledged that everything I need comes from Him and Him alone. 

Psalm 62:5 (NKJV) - "My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him."

I can honestly say that I am enjoying being His daughter. He is teaching me so much. He is using me in ways that still put me in awe of Him. We are walking closely together. And even on days when I totally get it wrong, He is right there to grab my hand and pull me back in. 

I am so blessed to be on this journey with Jesus. And I want you to know that He desires this journey with you. He wants you to know that you are His daughter and that He just wants YOU! You are enough. 

How can you apply this in your life: Spend some time today in silence and enjoy the presence of the Lord.  

Dear God, I honor you today. I acknowledge your presence and stand in awe of who you are. You are worthy. You are holy. There is no one like you! Thank you that I get to be your daughter and that being your daughter is enough. Thank you for pursuing me and loving me unconditionally. Thank you for not giving up on me and pulling me in close. I pray for every reader today. I ask that you give them a new revelation of your love and their position as Your child. Help them to embrace Your rest today and to fully depend on You. We love you Lord and we are grateful to be on this journey with Jesus. We honor you, Father. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

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I love you with the love of Christ! ~ April Nicole Scipio 💛