You’re pretty special. You know that, don’t you?
And you’re pretty important, too.
And you can kick-ass in ways you never thought possible.
That’s because . . .
God is the eternal King (1 Timothy 1:17) and the King of kings (1 Timothy 6:15) to whom every knee will bow. And since we are God’s children, daughters of the King, we are princesses!
The King has given us His name and His authority, so we don’t need to cower and live in fear. Rather, we can stand proud and act in full confidence because we are backed by the full authority of the King Himself. We have all the King’s resources at our disposal, for He has given us His inheritance.
But if we do not carry ourselves with the authority of a princess, we are no better off than household slaves in the King’s palace.
Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves great wealth for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had. They have to obey their guardians until they reach whatever age their father set.
And that’s the way it was with us before Christ came. We were slaves to the spiritual powers of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because you Gentiles have become his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, and now you can call God your dear Father. Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, everything he has belongs to you.
(Galatians 4:1-7, NLT).
You are God’s princess and everything He has belongs to you! We are not slaves; we call God our Father. And we’ve been given an awesome inheritance that is at our disposal right now.
We share the glory of the King! We have a high calling! We need to carry ourselves accordingly and act in a manner that represents our King well.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family—calling him “Father, dear Father.” For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for everything God gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.
(Romans 8:14-17, NLT).
We share in the treasures of the King! What’s His is ours. Why, then, should we live like pitiful slaves, cowering in fear, wondering if God loves us, wondering if God will take care of us? We have been given a high privilege, but it also comes with responsibilities. For if we share in His treasures, we also share in His suffering. It’s going to be a struggle. It’s going to take work. It’s going to be risky, unpleasant, and painful at times. It’s going to involve fighting for our King—fighting the enemy of all that is good.
A king does not hold the throne for long if he does not stand up against those who would challenge his authority and dare to usurp his power. In any kingdom there will be lies to instill doubt about the king’s ability or right to rule. There will be subversive plots to erode his power and usurp the throne. There will be outright war to challenge the king, destroy his kingdom, and discourage those who swear allegiance to the king.
This is normal in earthly kingdoms. How much more so in the heavenly realm?
Galatians 1:3 (above) said: “We were slaves to the spiritual powers of this world.” But the Bible says “he has rescued us from the one who rules in the kingdom of darkness, and he has brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13, NLT). The King waged a war to rescue you from the kingdom of darkness to bring you into the kingdom of light so He could adopt you as His very own child. You owe your allegiance to the One who rescued you. You are not only a princess; you are a princess warrior! You are now commissioned to fight on behalf of your King!
You are engaged in a spiritual battle, whether you realize it or not: “For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12, NLT).
The heavenly forces of good and evil are constantly engaged in battle. The battle rages on, in heaven and on earth—and even in your life. The enemy fights to usurp God’s authority and defeat God’s people. But you are not a helpless damsel in distress; you are a princess warrior!
In this battle, the role of knight is not limited to men. As God’s princess, you have been given the authority to defend the Kingdom of God. The King needs His princess warriors to lead in battle.
Fortunately, God has equipped you for battle with special weapons that are effective in the spiritual realm: “We are human, but we don’t wage war with human plans and methods. We use God’s mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds. With these weapons we break down every proud argument that keeps people from knowing God. With these weapons we conquer their rebellious ideas, and we teach them to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, NLT).
We are princess warriors. We can kick-ass in the spiritual realm by knocking down enemy defenses, breaking down walls that people build to keep God out, and conquering rebellions that rise up against the Kingdom of God. We are princess warriors and we are called to fight!
Will you answer the call?
Will you be more than a prissy princess and accept the call to arms?
Will you fight for your King?
This video gave me goosebumps when I first watched it on @mizweatherby’s blog, The Worst Preacher’s Wife Ever.
I’ve been feeling more-than-a-little beat up by the shadows of darkness. I’ve been cowering in the corner like a scared child, wondering why God has abandoned me.
But that’s just what the shadows of darkness want me to do.
No! I’ll fight back.
I am a daughter of the King, a princess warrior! I can fight with the authority of the King.
I will slay the shadows that have left me beaten and battered. I will talk back to the enemy. I will take back the ground I’ve surrendered in this battle.
God is not my enemy! In the darkness, I have become lost and confused. But the King has not abandoned me. I am not alone.
I will fight to honor my King. If it costs me everything–I will fight.
You may not have considered yourself a princess warrior before now, so the idea might take some getting used to. The attached Princess Warrior Diary Page focuses on “My Identity” and guides you in meditating on a related Bible verse. You will definitely want to check it out. Click on the image to open the single-page PDF.
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