Faith is … Being a Child of God
In the Word
… but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15b).
Of the Word
It starts with the first “ma-ma, da-da.” It grows into messages like “Hi, Mom! Hi, Dad!” It is the relationship of love between parents and children. With these simple words children show they regard their parents with respect and love.
A relationship of love between our Heavenly Father and us pervades our entire being. God is the One who chose to make us His children through His Spirit. He is the One who sent His only Son to die and rise again for us. He is the One who stands at the gate eager to welcome us prodigals back home.
Is it any wonder we delight in calling Him “Our Father”? In that loving relationship are found marvelous blessings and privileges. First, we have the privilege of talking with God as a true friend. Second, we have peaceful confidence in Him. It is the serenity which comes from knowing He makes all things work for our benefit. Finally, we are never out of His care or concern because we have His abiding presence. What a wonderful Heavenly Father we have!
Walking with my Lord
Keep me, Father, as Your dear child now and forever. In the name of Your Son Jesus. Amen.