Because Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I have been adopted as God’s child. Through my faith in Jesus, I enter into a Father/son or daughter relationship with God. Scripture uses the word adoption to describe our new relationship with God because of Jesus the Son. Romans 8:14-15 “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” God’s indwelling Holy Spirit leads and guides us in the Father/son or daughter relationship. Paul again wrote to reassure the Galatians of this wonderful fact in Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” And Paul wrote to the Ephesians that God ordered this to be so in love when He sent Jesus. Ephesians 1:5-6 “In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.” What wonderful assurances we have that through Jesus we are Sons and Daughters of the King.
I am a daughter of the King, and I can call God my Father or ‘Daddy’. Be encouraged today because of this personal relationship you have with the Father because of the Son. Thank you Jesus!
Suggestion: Pray today with the focus that you are God’s child and He is your heavenly Father. See and feel the difference.