The gift of the Holy Spirit received through our faith in Jesus Christ sealed us in our adoption as children of God.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God, these are of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery to fear again, but you received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are of God, and if children, also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, indeed we suffer with that we may also be glorified with.” (Romans 8:14-17)
“Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed His name, He gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12)
What does it mean to live as God’s child? It means to live as if I’m loved and cherished. It means to live as if I know that every need will be taken care of. It means to live as if I can go to my Father with every fear, anxiety, and hurt. It means to live as if I can go to my Father with every joyful moment, every tiny thing that excites me, and every new tidbit of information that makes me laugh. It means to live as if I have inherited my Father’s kingdom.
Because I have….
I belong and it’s time to start living like it.
Read Gal. 4:3-7; Rom. 8:1-17, Ezekiel 11:17-20, Luke 23:42-43, John 1:12. Pray to the Holy Spirit for an assurance of your adoption into the Kingdom of God. Pray for an assurance of your identity as a son or daughter of the Father. Pray for the confidence and boldness to start living as a con or daughter of the Kingdom. Whom shall you fear when you are His?
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