Almighty God, our Creator and heavenly Father, has chosen you to be His son in full standing once you receive salvation through Jesus Christ. Thus you are also His heir to all the privileges, provision, promises and power – NOW, and in the Kingdom of God yet to come! Glory to God!

Take a moment even now, lifting your head and your hands to the Lord. Thank Him out loud that you are His son. Declare that truth to the natural realm, and to the supernatural realm – to everything that would oppose this truth being realized fully in your life.

You are not an unwanted child. If you have received Christ’s salvation, you are not unworthy to be a beloved son of God. The blood of Christ has cleansed you of sin and made you worthy to receive. It has broken down the wall of separation between you and God, and you can have close fellowship with your heavenly Father.

There is no question in God’s mind and heart about your position and standing before Him as a son. So let no question or doubt enter your mind about that either! God loves you with an everlasting love. He has set His love and favor upon you in eternity past; and once you are saved, there is nothing in this world or in the spiritual realm that can change that!

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38,39).

GO FORTH WITH COURAGE!

It is up to each of us to choose to begin to live like the fully loved and empowered son that each of us is! Every believer in Christ has been set in the position of the mature son and heir by God’s unswerving and unchangeable will (John 1:12,13).

Therefore, let each of us begin to live each day with confidence, knowing that our standing with God is secure. Study the Word of God and learn all that God has given you as an inheritance in this life, and in the life to come. Pray daily and commune with your heavenly Father, getting to know Him more and more and letting His Spirit make you more like Jesus in your character and behavior.

Let your faith rise to believe God for the provision and power you need to do what your Father is doing (John 5:19) and to say what your Father is saying (John 7:17,18) – in order that you might lead the church of God according to the Father’s will.

Reject all fear, doubt and uncertainty as to who you are in Christ, and regarding His calling upon your life. Embrace fully the leading of the Holy Spirit and His will for you, as you set your hand to the plow and never look back. You have been destined by God – and given everything you need – to be “more than a conqueror though Him who loved us” (Rom 8:37).

You are an adopted son of God. You have every privilege and every responsibility that comes with this blessed position. So rejoice and go forth with courage, faith and hope – for God your Father is for you and with you! Amen!