For those who noticed that I haven’t posted in a few days, my apologies. I went off the grid for a few days for some focused family time. I am back now and continuing this focus on Christ series. I’m sensing a theme here. 😉
“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” -John 1:12 NLT
Jesus gives us many gifts; eternal riches, His abiding Presence, spiritual gifts with which to glorify Him and edify the church, just to name a few. The most amazing gift, at least to me, is the right to be called children of God! That just floors me! Almighty God, Creator of the universe and everything in it, adopted me into His family when I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!
My heritage changed that day! I became a daughter of The King! Heaven became my home and Yahweh became my Abba Father! What a tremendous privilege and humbling honor! “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” -Galatians 4:4-7 NLT
If you are a child of God, I pray that your focus this Christmas season would be on this amazing gift of adoption into God’s family! May you celebrate all the gifts that came with the greatest gift of all – Jesus, our Savior – with gratitude and overflowing joy!
Wishing you a thankful heart this Christmas!