Loving Father, thank You for making me Your child and giving me a place in Your family. With a greatful heart, I thank You for making me Yours.
Notice the nature of this transaction. We have been chosen by God and adopted as His children. I don’t believe we are adopted. I believe we are already children of God even before the adoption people talk about. And I am not saying they are wrong. We are living in amazing days. All around us we see evidence of the soon return of Jesus Christ. Just remember that Christ, Himself, said not to worry about the time of He’s return, nobody knows when He will return. Only the our Father in heaven does. Ephesians 1:3-12 > vv 4-5; He chose us in Him … Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself. That strong sense of identification and gratitude for adoptive parents. As followers of Christ, we have been born from above through faith in Him and have been adopted into the family of God. Paul wrote, “He chose us in Him before the Foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.”
Psalms 91:2- I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Inspiration We should never forget that only God can be our refuge; He is our place of rest and security. There is no one we can pit our trust in completely beside God. Only God has promised to keep us from the wiles of the enemy and see us through the challenges and temptations of life. Prayer: Dear God, I am grateful that I can find my rest in You. There is no one else and nothing else that can give me peace and protect me, the way You do, Father. Thank you for always being faithful in Your promises, Lord. I have every reason to put my trust in You and I will never forget that. In Jesus’ name Amen.