THE WORD

“For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16

See God’s heart.

  • Matthew 3:17 “And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my beloved Son, who brings me great joy.”
  • Romans 5:5 “And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.”

Know it for you.

  • 1 John 3:1 “see how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know Him.”
  • Ephesians 3:19 “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

Live it out.

  • Galatians 3:26,27 “For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.”
  • John 15:16 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”

**all scriptures typed out in NLT

(Additional ones mentioned below: John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8)  

 

TEACHING PRINCIPLE

You are a child of God.

Congratulations, you are a child of God! And it was by His grace that you have been saved through faith! Your new identity as a child of God is not something that you’ve worked for but it is a gift of God. That means there is no room for boasting. You have been created in Christ, for good works, which God has prepared beforehand, that you may walk in them. Now that you’re a child of God, you have a new identity. Your identity is not found in your past; sin, your failures, your regrets. Your new identity is found in God’s love. And from His love, you get to live out your purpose in life! God’s love gives us purpose.

You are a son or a daughter of God through faith in Jesus Christ. This is something you must never forget! This cornerstone-revelation will enable you to grow in faith and to fulfill your God-given destiny.

To sum things up, it is God’s spirit that bears witness to your born-again spirit that you are a child of God.

 

ACTIVATION

See God’s heart.

In your own words, what is God saying to you through these scriptures?

Know it for you.

  1. Is there any area in your life that is holding you back from hearing God’s voice and from connecting with God as a loving Father?
  2. Ask God “what do you think about me as your child?”

Live it out.

In what ways can God help my thoughts, words and actions reflect this new empowered belief system that I am now a child of God?

Since God loves you, what would be three positive affirmations He uses to describe you?

e.g. God loves my sense of humor, my honest heart, and my unique personality.

 

Daily Declaration:

“I AM A CHILD OF GOD.”