Last updated: June 11. 2014 6:12PM - 763 Views
By Dennis Wheeler

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This weekend is Father’s Day. This is the first Father’s Day that I will celebrate without my Dad as he just passed away on March 1, 2014. So, as I celebrate Father’s Day with my children and grandchildren … I certainly cherish the memories, advice and wisdom I received and have from my Dad.

In fact, when I was a teenager back in the early 1970’s I can vividly recall my Dad saying to me as I would leave the house to go out with my friends, “Dennis, remember who you are.”

Well, today … may I remind you of who YOU are. In fact, let me boldly & confidently proclaim who you are.

You are …

> an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17)

> given a crown that will last forever (1 Corinthians 9:25)

> eternal, like an angel (Luke 20:36)

> a holy priest (1 Peter 2:5)

> a treasured possession (Exodus 19:5)

But, more than any of the above, more significant than any title or position, is this simple fact - - YOU ARE GOD’S CHILD!!

YOU are really HIS child!! God is your heavenly Father!

As a result … if something is important to you, it’s important to your heavenly Father.

“See how very much our heavenly Father loves us - for He allows us to be called His children, and we really are!” - 1 John 3:1 (NLT)

As you go about your activities today … remember who you are!

Dennis Wheeler is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his weekly column The Focus. Viewpoints expressed in these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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