TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
IMAGINE BEING ADOPTED BY GOD! (1)Romans 8:15
‘…You received the Spirit of adoption...’ Romans 8:15 NKJ
Did you know that you’re part of a Royal Family? It sounds like a bit of a stretch from where we’re standing now, but when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we become heirs of the Kingdom! We are prince and princesses, so we won’t be without any good thing. It’s true! Look it up in Philippians 4:19. What a family you’re part of!
It’s really important to remember how you were adopted in the first place. It’s really important to remember you didn’t earn it. It was given freely to you by grace. Can you imagine a nice couple rocking up to an adoption agency, saying, ‘Aw, we’d love to take dear Joe and Susie, but first: do they have a house, money for tuition, a ride to school in the morning and clothes to wear every day?’ The adoption agency would say, ‘Erp. Hold on one cotton-picking minute. You’re not adopting them because of what they have, but because of what they need: love, hope, a home and a future.’
If you didn’t get adopted by your efforts you can’t lose it through a poor performance, either. How reassuring is that? And how loved are you!
Look at Romans 8:14–16 and do what it says in Proverbs 7:3, ‘Write them (God’s words) on the tablet of your heart.’