Paid for, but Not Activated

On a recent visit to my Apple store, I remembered how much fun it was to take advantage of the One to One package of computer lessons offered with the purchase of a new computer.

I am often surprised, these days, by how expensive things are. In this case, I am surprised that unlimited lessons are available for a year at a modest price.

It has been more than a year since I have taken advantage of this. I had low expectations when I asked the technician at the Genius bar if it would be possible for me to sign up for this One to One package again.

He said that I might be beyond the renewal time limit but he would check.

As I waited, I watched people with aging eyes engaging with their One to One classes. The younger technicians were making technology fun for those in my age group. I began to hope that there would be a way for me to enroll.

I watched the face of my attendant carefully as he came back with his findings. Smiling at my eagerness he said, “I have some good news for you. Over a year ago, you paid for the renewal of your One to One sessions but you never activated it. So now we can activate your account and you will have a full year of classes at no cost”.

I pondered this “Paid for but not activated.”

I wondered if this applied to any other areas of my life. Specifically, what has Jesus paid for that I have not activated.

When I pray, do I pray with the authority of one who has been granted citizenship in the Kingdom? Do I know that I am a child of the King? Do I understand my Identity?

How would someone listening to my prayers describe my relationship with my Father?

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