When you think of family, what do you think of? Is it a comfortable place? Or does the word family evoke feelings of pain, memories of heartache, difficulty and unrest?
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of Adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
What a family we are part of! Do you realize how amazing our position is in Christ?
So that means no matter great or how difficult your earthly family circumstances are, our heavenly family will never disappoint us.
In a world that is devastated by fear and terror, we have no reason to fear.
In a world that is steeped in debt and poverty, we are heirs to an unlimited kingdom.
In a world that is utterly devoid of hope, we have a promise of forgiveness and eternal life.
We are a part of a family that is so much bigger than we are, that as believers we have a hard time even comprehending the bigness of it all.
We have no reason to fear, to worry or lose hope, we can walk with the confidence of princes and princesses, heirs to an eternal kingdom…an inheritance that cannot be revoked, or transferred or bankrupt.
Let us embrace our heritage, our family, our legacy today and realize that the God of the universe actually wants us to live in this fullness.
Take some time to enjoy your position in His family today!