Adopted Into God’s Family - August 1, 2016

To accept God’s grace is to accept God’s offer to be adopted into his family! Your identity isn’t in your possessions, talents or accomplishments. Nor are you defined by your deficiencies or dumb choices. You are God’s child. You get to call him, “Papa.” And Paul says in the Scriptures that you “may approach God with freedom and confidence” (Ephesians 3:12).  The adoption is horizontal as well as vertical. You’re included in the forever family. Dividing walls of hostility are broken down, and community is created on the basis of a common Father. Instant family worldwide!

Trust God’s verdict. If God loves you, you must be worth loving! If he wants you in his kingdom, then you must be worth having. God’s grace requires you—to change your attitude about yourself and take sides with God about any feelings of rejection you have!

From God is With You Every Day