Adopted into His Family
What an amazing realisation! God, the Father of the universe, has bestowed sonship on us. We are His children by adoption. The Holy Spirit bears witness to our status as children of God. And the world recognises it too. They instinctively know that we are different, even if the difference is not yet fully manifest. When Jesus comes He will not only reveal Himself to the whole world for who He is, but He will also reveal us to be who we are through the Father?s love. This is our hope and it is one of the greatest inspirations for us to live a life of purity, secure in the knowledge of the Father?s love.
The love of the Father has made you His child. One day the effects of this love will be fully seen in you and through you. Meanwhile, His love motivates you to live a life that is consistent with this love. This knowledge changes your perspective totally.
Father, thank you for Your love and what it does for me. Help me to grasp the depths of that love and to live in the full realisation of it. Let Your love shine through me today.
Honestly examine how you view yourself. Is this the way the Father sees you? Begin to see yourself as fully accepted in the Father?s love. Then look for ways that knowledge will affect how you live and relate to others. Let this determine your choices. Today, choose to reflect God?s love to those you meet and those who are close to you. Let love build your character day by day.
Read: 1 John 3:1-3