Sons and Daughters
After salvation, the greatest gift you can receive from the Father is the spirit of adoption. Galatians 4 tells us that we might receive the adoption as sons. God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out Abba Father and you are no longer a slave, but a son. If we do not receive this adoption, we walk around with an orphan spirit. You cannot move into your true calling until you know you are a true son or daughter of God Himself, that is your true identity. Romans 8 says, "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of Adoption by whom we cry out Abba Father." It is clear, we are sons, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ...we are children of God. 1 Corinthians 3 says, " Therefore let no one boast in men, for ALL things are yours." Let's not just know about Him, let's know Him for who He is.
Here are five steps to help you come into your true identity as a son or daughter.
First: Say, I receive the Spirit of Adoption, I receive my Sonship. I am adopted into the family of God. The Father in heaven is my Father and Jesus is my brother. I am made in His image, His likeness. Thank You Father for your Son's precious blood that allows me to be adopted and come into Your Kingdom.
Second: We should continually seek Him. Behold Him, behold the Glory of the Lord. He is our Father who art in heaven, Holy is Your Name. Find out everything about Him. Remember His Glory, Authority and Power. Remember His Love for you and that He gave His only Son for you. See Him as He really is...a Good, Good Father!
Third: Search out everything He says about you, we are the joy set before Him. Read Jeremiah 29:11 and Psalms 139:16-18 for starters. Say what God the Father says about you out loud until you believe it and receive everything Abba Father has for you.
Fourth: Rest in His Presence and open your heart to receive all He has for you.
Fifth: Worship and praise Him for who He is...for He is worthy of ALL Praise!
Blessings to you on your journey