Daily Devotional- Knowing Whose You Are
“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:15-16
As a child, we feel safe knowing that we belong, and there is a sense of authority when we are in the house. We can freely access things in the house when we know our parents give us permission to. We belong! We can be confident in the relationship we have with our Father. Even if your relationship with your biological father was not perfect, we can be sure that God is the good and perfect Heavenly Father.
He is a good Father. We don’t have to second-guess His intentions towards us, or feel the need to strive for His approval. He is a perfect Father who loves us unconditionally! Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Father’s heart to you. If your view of God has been shaped by past negative experiences or identities that others have tried to place on you, ask the Holy Spirit to show you what the Father’s heart really is. Allow this truth to transform the way you relate with your Heavenly Father. We can approach God with honesty and vulnerability, and boldly enter into His presence.
It is an honour and privilege to be called sons and daughters of the Most High God! We have this access to God as His children and can tap into all of the good things and blessings that He desires to pour out on us. Start today by declaring Whose you are – you are a child of the Living God, and He is your Father. He loves you and protects you. He has good plans for your life and there is nothing that can separate you from the love of God.