In Christ: I Have Been Adopted

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Over the next 19 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day fourteen with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have been adopted into God’s family.

I Have Been Adopted

“In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will — to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
Ephesians 1:5-6 (NIV)

How do you feel about the family you are a part of?  How do you think they feel about you being part of the family?  What do you think your family members would say about your desire for them to be part of the family?  What do you think of when you hear the word adoption?  How would knowing that you are wanted make you feel?

Most of us know families, perhaps you are one of them, who have gone to great extremes to adopt a child.  Their desire and love for that child has no limits and they do whatever it takes to make them part of their family.  God has that same abounding love for us that He would spare no expense in adopting us into His family!  As you pray, ask God to help you understand the greatness of His love and desire for you.  Pray for a greater acceptance of the love God has for you that He longed to adopt you in Christ.  Pray that you would value your adoption and live as a true child of God.  Pray that the people around you would accept the love God has for them as they see that love expressed in God’s adoption of you.

In prayer,