We Belong To Christ {Thankful Thursdays}

Everyone belongs to someone whether it is family or a friend. Christians belong to more than just an earthly someone; we also belong to Christ. When we accepted Him as our personal Saviour, we became His. But, not only Christ’s, we also belong to God because Christ is God’s according to I Corinthians 3:23.

And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.



We Belong to Christ


I love this verse! It is simply put, we belong to Christ. There is nothing that can change this. I know there are people in the world who have a difficult time understanding this, but then there are those who are like me who knows what the Bible says and believes it, but trying to wrap our brain around how a perfect, holy God loves us so much that He does not give up on us even when we choose to step a little too far away from him for a season, it’s astounding.

The first year I taught third grade, I had the granddaughter of a well-known pastor in our area. She could not understand what belonging to God meant and how nothing could change it. I gave the girl a penny and told her to place it in my hand. I closed my hand around it and kept a tight grip on the penny. As I was trying to explain what happens when we are placed in God’s hand, I had her try with all her might to open my hand; she couldn’t do it. I was able to explain how once we become a child of God, we are placed in His hand and nothing or no one can take us out no matter what. There is nothing we can do that will cause God to put us out of His hand; we are His child for all time.

Jesus paid the ultimate price for each of us,

He is not going to give us up.

We belong to Christ, we are His prize possession.

13 comments

  1. Happy Thursday, Lori! Thanks for hosting us today!

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  2. Hi Lori, Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you hosting this linkup. Hope your day is great!

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  3. A lovely, beautiful post. I belong to Him, the King of glory! How can it be! xo

    Thanks for the linkup.

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  4. Thanks so much for the feature, Lori! Grateful and honored. And what a gift it is to belong to him.

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  5. You're welcome, Michele. I can't wait to visit your links.

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  6. You're welcome, Renee. I really enjoy hosting it.

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  7. Thank you for those sweet words, Susan.

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  8. You're welcome, Abby. It sure is a gift to be part of His family.

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  9. Hi Lori,
    I love the image of you teaching that sweet little girl! That is such a great visual to explain His love to a child. I bet she never forgot that!

    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  10. What a cool demonstration to the girl Lori! I am thankful that my Savior keeps me in His hand. I am humbled and so thankful just thinking about it. No matter what the circumstances, we are safe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful reminder. Also great choice on Abby's post. I read it earlier this week and loved it!
    Thanks again for what you do here Lori. Have a blessed weekend my friend!

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  11. Believe it or not, she mentioned it to me on Facebook several years ago. Of all the things I remember teaching and students actually remembering it, this is the biggest one.

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  12. Thank you for your kindness, Horace. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this hope-filled post with us at #MomentsofHope! I loved seeing you there, Lori!

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