Memory Monday – Week 102
I am back to sharing from Romans 8. I really can’t get enough. After I wrote my post about not belonging last week, the Lord gave me this verse from Romans 8:15, “And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of Full Acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father, Abba!”
As a believer, you are adopted into God’s family. You can live in complete freedom when you are in a relationship with Him – a relationship not based on fear and bondage, but based on love. You don’t have to live bound to your past or to sin, because you are a new creation in Christ.
When Paul addressed adoption or sonship in this verse, he is referring to being in a new relationship with God. Just as when a child gets adopted into the family, they receive a new last name, new privileges, new benefits, new joy, and a new home, your spiritual adoption is the same – when you become a believer in Jesus Christ, you also receive His full inheritance.
You are His child. You get to team up with Him and expect the best. Why? Because He wants that for you. When you are in His kingdom, you never have to feel like an orphan. To Him, you will always belong. You are fully accepted. You are fully loved. He is your father. You get to cry out to Him as your Abba father. Nothing has the power to diminish His love towards you. You are in His family forever – commit to living and acting on this truth!
Do you feel like you are part of God’s family? Do you believe that you have been fully adopted into His family and received the Spirit of full acceptance? Let the Holy Spirit reassure you that you are adopted into the family of God.