The moment we genuinely believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we receive the Spirit of God, which brought about our adoption as the children of God. Our adoption as His children refers to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture. As an adopted male heir in Roman culture, the adopted child carries the name and the reputation of his father. Likewise, the father's protection and provision cover him forever. It is incredible to know and understand that the God who created the universe is the God who adopted us as His children. To prove that we are His children, He sent His Spirit to dwell in us, and through Him, we cry, "Abba Father." The word "Abba" is an Aramaic term that refers to a father's love and affection to his children.
Today, many people have difficulty relating with God as their father because they didn't have a good father figure in their lives. The only way for us to know our Father in heaven is through the Bible. The more we read and study the Bible, the Spirit of God will help us understand our heavenly Father. When we pray to our heavenly Father, we need to approach Him as our own Father, who understands what we are going through. When we come to Him in our prayers, He does not judge or condemns us because of our sins, but He lavishes us with His forgiveness and love because He sees us through our Lord Jesus Christ. When we sin against Him, he disciplines us so that He can direct us back to the right path (Hebrews 12:4-12). When we are tired and weary, He will never leave us nor forsake us, but He will carry us through and give us the strength to carry on (Hebrews 13:5).
As we face our day today, we need to remind ourselves that we are the children of the Most High God. We are children of God, and we have a Father who accepts, cares, loves, provides, and protects us. Let us be confident to face our day today. Our heavenly Father walks with us, and there is not a single moment in a day that He is not with us. He is always a prayer away.
Ask yourself these questions: Who adopted me as His child the moment I genuinely believe in the Lord Jesus? How do I know more about my heavenly Father? How should I live my life now that I have God as my Father?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you for adopting me as your child through your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for accepting me, loving me, caring for me, and providing for me. Thank you that you will never leave me nor forsake. Thank you for walking with me every day, even when I do not realize it. Please help me to get to know you more and believe in you always. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.