He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— John 1:11-12

Read Day One – A Family Member | PREPARING TO MEET JESUS

Watch Anne and Rachel-Ruth share more about this first characteristic:


Rachel-Ruth: This message is for the whole world. Anybody can become the bride for Jesus. Anybody can become a part of His family. But you have to accept that gift.

Anne : We are both very confident that this is really God’s message for the hour…that Jesus is soon to come back. But we need to be ready to meet Jesus face to face because sooner or later we will.

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE (click HERE to download the Journal Page)

If you don’t remember a time when you prayed a prayer like the one below, how do you know you are in God’s family? So on this first day, if you aren’t sure, pray this prayer now. Don’t wait another second! The Bridegroom is at the door. He’s coming in the blink of an eye. Make sure He’s coming for you!

Jesus, I believe! I want to be a member of Your Father’s family! I believe that You died on the cross to forgive me of my sins and cleanse me. I believe that You rose from the dead and now offer me eternal life with You and that one day You will return as my Bridegroom and receive me into Your kingdom in Heaven. I confess to You that I have done wrong things, and I’m sorry. I’m willing to turn away from them. I’m asking that You come into my life today. I receive the eternal life You offer. Be my Savior, the Forgiver of all my sins, the Lord of my life, and my soon-coming Bridegroom! Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

If you have the blessed assurance that God is your Father because you have trusted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, then take a moment now to thank Him for your place in His family.

Father God, Thank You for the confidence I have that I have met the most important criterion for being chosen as a bride for Your Son, Jesus. Not because of anything I am or have done but simply because I have placed all my trust in Him, I know I’m a member of Your family. Now I pray You will use the following challenges to make me more pleasing to You in every way. For the sake of the Bridegroom, And in His name—Jesus, Amen

After reading Day One | A Family Member, join our discussion in the comments:

  1. What challenged or encouraged you? What stood out to you?
  2. When did you become a part of God’s family? Share your testimony!
  3. Who are you praying would become a part of the family?

[Genesis 24:1 – 9]


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