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Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls
a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters:
I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.
Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD,
to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD,
to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,
and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer:
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar;
for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith,
Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
The feeling of belonging is on par with the need to feel loved, per Psychologist, which indicates that as humans our sense of acceptance and support is critical to our well-being, especially mental and emotional stability. Thus, as we feel as though we belong we become comfortable in and with our own selves, freeing us from the oppression and bondage of mental and emotional isolation and the need to do that which will seek affirmation and confirmation by others. God who is our Father has chosen us, you and I, to be His children and as we embrace His choice of us we are elevated in status to be more than just His children, we are established as His own and His own everlasting, eternally. God's acceptance and support give us access to the fullness of His presence, power, and promises with the assurance that we can engage whatever exists and be overcomers in order to live fully in our life and life more abundantly, a Most Favored Status.