Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15 - We Are Adopted

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family 
by bringing us to himself through Christ Jesus. 
This is what he wnted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 
So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured
out on us who belong to his dear Son.
Ephesians 1:5,6

Before you were born God decided to adopt you into His own family. You were chosen well before you were conceived. Adoption is one of your true identities in Christ. Another way of explaining that God adopted you into His family is that salvation is by God's own hand and we have no part in our own eternal life. By Roman law, adopted children had the same birth rights as biological children. Therefore, in Ephesians, Paul is telling uses the term adoption to communicate how strong our relationship is with God. What have you done to enter into this relationship? What have you done to grow and foster your relationship with God? Your personal relationship with Christ gives Him great pleasure and joy. He is proud of you. His grace has been poured out upon you and you are a loved member of God's eternal family.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your loving kindness that you have showered upon my life. I am humbled to be adopted into your eternal family. Thank you O Lord for blessing me with your gift of salvation. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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