Sonship

Sonship

We have the Spirit of Christ in our hearts crying out, “Abba, Father.” As born-again believers, we are sons, no longer slaves, heirs of God through Christ. As sons, we no longer wander as though we are orphans, feeling lost, without help, support, and, most of all, love. Regardless of our relationship with our natural father, our relationship with our Heavenly Father can be wholesome.

The Holy Spirit reveals to us our identity in Christ and empowers us to respond accordingly. As we yield to Him, we overcome adversity. When division comes, sonship calls upon unity. When fear comes, sonship calls upon faith. When hopelessness comes, sonship calls upon hope. When lack comes, sonship calls upon provisions. Sonship affects all our relationships.

As heirs of God through Christ Jesus, we discover spiritual blessings in heavenly places. Father meets our needs according to His riches in glory. Our inheritance goes beyond anything we can perceive or understand. It is revealed as we walk from victory to victory. It is His life and His life more abundantly. Loneliness, fear, and despair vanish through sonship, from glory to glory!

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Galatians 4:6-7 “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

 

 

 

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Our Heavenly Father’s will is for us to have the best in every area of our lives. What He has prepared for us might not be clear, but we can trust that it is much more than we can ask or think. It might be difficult to let go of the present because of the uncertainty of the future, the unknown. It’s in understanding our inheritance that we can walk by faith and trust God.

Parents know what their children can do because they watch them mature. They know that for them to walk in their ability to do more, they must let go of what they did at an earlier age. For example, when their children began teething and were being prepared for solid food, they weaned them from drinking out of a bottle. When they removed their bottle, the children got upset because they didn’t know it was to prepare them for more solid nourishment.  

As we grow up as sons of God, there are some things that our Heavenly Father removes because He has more for us. Each additional step in our development requires a step of faith. We cannot see fully what God has prepared for us but can trust Him with the unseen. We rest in knowing Father knows best and enjoy our growth, from glory to glory!

Galatians 4:6-7 “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”