God wants children!

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Scripture

6Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.   Galatians 4:6-7

Observation

God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the Old Covenant law. It wasn’t enough to have people who follow the rules and live according to a godly standard. God wanted children! So when Jesus came, it was all about God wanting a family – He wanted relationship. He didn’t want slaves or merely servants, but a family with adopted children who were once under the curse of sin, bound to the law, but now released from our slavery and freed to have a real relationship with God through faith in His Son Jesus.

Application

But it didn’t stop there – He made us through Jesus heirs of all of His promises, His blessings, and rights as children of God.   I am personally overwhelmed right now by the amazing grace of God to include me as a child of God. I know what I deserve and this is not that. The God who creatively designed the constellations, the over 100 billion galaxies, the intricate precision of just our galaxy with all of the orbiting stars and planets wanted me as a child? I cannot fathom how amazing my God is and how deep my Father’s love is for me. What kind of God would do that kind of thing? God, you deserve total awe, childlike wonder, and our highest worship. How great is your love!

Prayer

Father, I cannot begin to thank you for including me in your family. Your love is overwhelming, your power beyond comprehension, and your purposes so inspiring. I walk boldly as a child of God with all of the promises and blessings available to see your greater purposes happen today in my family, church, and the NW.

Heard in prayer

Share the wonder and awe with others! I want them to look up their Father and be overwhelmed and captured by My love for them. Help them to look around and look up and see the magnificence of my creation that reflects my heart, my thoughts, and my ways.

Author: Pastor Dan Larson