Tuesday, October 5, 2010
YOUR FATHER WANTS TO TALK TO YOU
Good Evening To All!
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, where by we cry, Ab' ba Father. (Romans 8:15)
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Ab' ba, Father. (Galatians 4:5-6)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Adoption. This means that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are actually part of God's family. We were once sinners, but God redeemed us, He in His mercy purchased us with the blood of His Son, and calls us His own beloved sons and daughters.
Now just looking at one side of adoption ( the human type), I can understand where the idea of being amazing would come into play. When a child is born into the family, they have no say of what the child will look like, what type of stature he will be. It's all in the genes. When you are adopted, you are literally chosen because of your personality, your looks and abilities.
That being said, on the other hand adoption is amazing for both the child and the parents. The couple who have been unable to bear children do not have to go their whole lives childless. They can purposely chooses a specific child to love and care for. In some instances, this can be even better than being born into a family because when children are born into a family, they are not always wanted. Sometimes their birth results from choices their parents regret or even unforeseen misfortunes, circumstances beyond their control.
When we choose to put our faith in Jesus Christ, the new birth brings us into the family of God. He becomes our Father; we become heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ
(see Romans 8:16-17). A good father is one who is patient with his children. Who will spend time with them instructing them in the ways they should go. Teaching them right from wrong and encouraging them all the while. Not unlike our Heavenly Father. He does the same thing plus more.
We belong to God now. When He adopted us into His family, He made a commitment to us. He will never abandon us nor forsake us because we are His. Psalm 27:10 says; When my mother and father forsake me then the Lord will take me up. A support verse is John 16:32. It says:Behold , the hour cometh yea is now come that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone because the Father is with me.
God thinks you are special. He has chosen you specifically and called you out to be His own child.
Good Night and May God Bless!