Thursday, November 12, 2015
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 NLT
The story is told of a young boy who was adopted but refused to believe that his life was changed in any way. He was haunted by memories of his old life and although he was now in a safe, loving and secured environment, he still lived and behaved as if he was in his old destructive lifestyle.
His new parents had to have his adoption paper copied, shrank to the size of a business card, and laminated so that he could walk around with it as proof of his new identity. everywhere he went he took his card with him, eventually he began believing that he had a new life and a new identity and so his life changed drastically.
We, too, may be like that young boy.
Do you know that you have been adopted also? You and I have been adopted by Christ, accepted into His family, given his name and his nature.
We have legal rights to God, just like Jesus His Son, because the law states that adopted children have the same rights like the biological children. Rights to the name of the person who adopted them and rights to the inheritance of the person’s property.
We may need to copy the word of God and carry it around with us as proof that we have been adopted by God. We are not who we used to be, we do not live the same life that we used to live, we are new creations in Christ. We are adopted. That is the truth.
Remember the only truth is what comes from the mouth of God. There may be many facts about us, things that we have done and have been involved in, sufferings and illnesses that we have endured, successes and failures that have marked our journey, but again I say they are only facts about us. They are not the truth about us. The Truth about us can only be found in God’s word.
Remember, it’s just not true if it is not what God says it is.
Live in the Truth of God’s word today!
Adapted from “Awaken to the True You” (Audio Book) By Diann J. Wilson