Spirit of Adoption
“For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15 (ESV)
The spirit of man enslaves with fear but the Spirit of God empowers with an adoption commitment. An adoptee no longer fears being rejected or orphaned once adopted. Likewise, you do not need to fear being abandoned by God because in Jesus you have been adopted by God. Do not fear losing your salvation, because Jesus is your salvation.
In Christ we have a forever family that extends beyond this age and through all eternity. There is no reason to fear rejection or any kind of conditional acceptance when we are part of the family of God.
Let’s pray today in thanksgiving and faith that our God has adopted us and will not orphan us.