I find children a wonderful source of inspiration. Children often demonstrate what we should be as adults or what we should think regarding having Christ in our lives.

My daughter-in-law, Mylinda, shared this little anecdote with me. A few weeks ago she was sitting with 9 month old Allison, playing and talking with her as we adults sometimes do. She looked at the baby and said, "How did you get to be so cute?"

To her surprise, our smart and beautiful grand daughter looked at her and simply said, "Dad-dee," as if answering her question. When she shared the story with me I just smiled and told her that I hope she realized that her intelligent daughter inherited it through genetics passed from grandfather to father to daughter!

When you are done smiling at the foolishness of a doting grand father, stop and think about the spiritual application of this story. Who do you blame (or claim) is responsible for you being what you are? If you are a Christian it's wonderful to be able to be identified as a Child of the King. To say, "I am what I am because of the Father!" There is a spiritual song that talks about having "the Father's eyes." Eyes that will allow us to see what God sees of people and our world.

If we claim to be a Christian, all that we are and all that we will ever be is because of what we inherited from The Father! The apostle Paul wrote these wonderful words about our "spiritual blood relationship" to God:

The child of the King.

I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints (Ephesians 1:16-18 NIV).

One translation puts verse 18 this way:

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people (NLT).

Never forget that as a Christian, you are the adopted child of God and that God wants to flood "the eyes of your heart" with light helping you realize that you are truly the child of the King!

P.S. Yes, Allison has my blue eyes also!