If you read my last post, “God Prepared Me Before I Ever Knew”, you may remember that I started it by writing about a shirt that caught my attention while I was folding laundry. It said, “always wear your crown”. I sat in the middle of my livingroom floor crying because I was taken by the beauty of the phrase. It was a “God moment”. Over a period of several months that moment spiraled into much more which led into me going to kid’s church camp this year.
This simple phrase flashed in front of my eyes and spoke a world to my heart. Simply put, it spoke to me about who I say I am. I am a daughter of the King, Jesus. And as Christians, we are all children of the King. We should all remember to always wear our crowns. And even though this wasn’t a new concept to me, it just touched my heart in a new way.
Along with the phrase “always wear your crown”, phrases like “who am I”, “who do I say I am”, and “who do you say you are” stayed on my mind. I started applying them to everything in and around my life.
It’s not just about remembering that we are a child of the King as Christians; it’s about knowing what it means to be a child of the King. It is about truly being clothed with Christ inside and out. We must be who we say we are whether we’re around other people or all by ourselves.
Galatians 3:26-29 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
If you would like to read more about being a child of the King, take a look at this series of posts. I Belong Series
So… there is another part of my last post that I would like to share that is also part of the reason that I am writing this post today…
For a few weeks leading up to camp, my daughter and I (and sometimes friends) would sit on our living room floor making these bracelets. As we made them, we talked about their meaning, and we would pray over each person who would be wearing each bracelet. As we created these beautiful “crowns”, I decided that I wanted to put a tag or something with them explaining what they symbolize, but I wanted it to be a cute saying or something.
So I prayed about it. Over this period of several months I had seen how God was pulling this theme together in my life, and for camp. I knew that God had already orchestrated the whole thing, and all I had to do was seek Him and follow His perfect guidance. So I knew in my heart that God already knew the words and how it would be presented.
Just over a week before I would leave for camp I woke up in the morning with a jolt. As soon as I opened my eyes, I sat straight up and knew I needed to write the tag for the bracelets. I assumed it would be a cute little saying, but I just wrote and wrote, and cried and cried. It was a poem. Not one that would fit nicely on a tag or even a little card to attach the bracelet to. But that didn’t matter, I would give them each a copy, share it with my friends at camp, with my family, and with anyone that I felt led to share it with.
So today I would like to share the poem that I wrote with you. I wrote it with the camp children in mind. Meaning, I hope that anyone who reads it can understand it. Some parts of it I worded differently at first, but I just didn’t want it to be too complicated for anyone to grasp. As it has blessed me, I hope it blesses your heart today.
As for me, and I hope that you feel the same; I pray that before a crowd or tucked away by myself, I hope I am always wearing my crown because I am a child of the King.
Father, You are most high. The King of kings and Lord of lords. When all else fades, You remain. And I am proud and humbled to say that I am Your child. Please help me remember in each moment of my life that I belong to You, so that I can glorify You… So that You are seen in me by the way that I act, react, speak, think, handle each situation. My Father, I am Yours, and I bow before Your throne. My life is not my own, but ALL for you. I love You. Amen.
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Always Wear Your Crown