Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's all in who you know

"Oh my goodness. The first night we were there, they brought a tray full of gourmet cookies and ice-cold milk." She gushed on. "And the next day they brought each of us a huge gift bag with a plush signature bathrobe and all kinds of other goodies. At night, the floor gently lit up as you approached the bed. It was a magnificent suite..."

It seems that my friend, Julie, was the happy recipient of lavish accommodations because she knew the right person. Her sister-in-law is a big-muckety-muck at an exclusive, 5-star hotel in the Orlando area. Because of that connection, Julie and company benefited greatly, enjoying amenities known only by the rich and famous, cost-free, no less. You see, it's all in who you know.

Now, suppose you were the son or daughter of a king. Yes, a prince and princess. Do you think that those titles would open a few doors? I sort of doubt you would be staying in a no-tell hotel eating convenient store food. And, I think you would get a free pass to the front of the line for Space Mountain. Later, dining would only be the finest, the prices offering no barrier to satisfying your appetite. Requests are more like commands because you are royalty.

Now, realize that as a Believer, you are royalty; a son or daughter of the King. That relationship carries benefits that we sometimes ignore. We have the ear of God 24/7/365. No appointment needed. No beckoning required. He has already said " “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" (Matthew 7:7)

Our royal Father empowers, enlightens, loves, and extends blessings so bountiful they can not be numbered. His strength enables and His grace is sufficient. Unfortunately, we don't always act royal nor do we fully take advantage of all that is offered. Bad behavior casts the royal family in an unflattering light. Shame on us.

Take advantage of all that God offers. For it's all about who you know.


UltraBrad said...

That's a great way to think about it. Puts it in perspective. Thanks for the encouraging thought!

Rebekah Trittipoe said...

Glad it could be of use!

Rick Gray said...

Never thought of myself as royalty, but you are certainly correct. We are all royalty in God's eyes.

Lynn said...

What a good reminder. I tend to focus to much on what should be doing, and not enough on who I am in Christ.

Fran Fernandez said...

what a timely word for me today. This morning I just had a friend tell four times that I was His daughter and to enjoy the relationship! And then I read this. Thanks for your faithfulness; and your outrageous zeal for life.It certainly gives you much fodder for writing.
Also, please let your mom know I just finished her book and it blessed me so much.What an awesome womann of God she is. I can see where you get it from. You have big footsteps to follow. What a life dedicated to God and His service. May God bless her book that man get the opportunity to see the faithfulness of God to those who obey and follow Him.He is indeed so good!!

Rebekah Trittipoe said...

Fran- How wonderful to read your note! Thanks for taking the time to write.

It is sort of cool that God provided exactly what we need at exactly the right time. It's all apart of who he is.

I will send you note to Mother. She will be thrilled. We are both planning on being at Montrose this year. I hope you will be as well!

Happy writing and reading. :)

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