Thank goodness it’s Friday! This week, we’ve focused on the struggle between our sinful desires and the desires God has placed in our hearts and minds. We’ve talked about how God uses the struggles we face to develop us and give us hope. Over the last two weeks, we’ve talked about the power of God’s grace in our lives through the sacrifice of Jesus and the coming of his Spirit into our lives. Today I want to take a look at one of the most incredible aspects of God’s grace. Check out what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8.
READ ROMANS 8:14-17
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Because of God’s grace, we get to be his kids. I love my kids deeply. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them. However, as a family we face the joys and sorrows of life together. As God’s kids, we also share in his sufferings and ultimately in his glory.
As you finish out this week, think about the struggles you’ve faced and the fact that your heavenly Father is right there with you in the struggle. Thank him for making you his son or daughter, and thank him that one day we will share in his glory.
Don’t forget to read Romans 8 to prepare your heart and mind for the upcoming weekend!