There comes a point in each of our lives where we realize that something has changed. After the tumbles of childhood & the rebellion of teenage years, we find ourselves as adults in our right minds. We realize that after making it through unknown territory and difficult seasons, that we have come into our own. A confidence settles in, and we feel more comfortable in our own skin.
The point in our lives where we realize that we are God’s own is one that cannot be described in words. When a believer realizes the impact of this phrase, confidence reaches a whole new level.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ.” – Ephesians 1:5
The verse above simply describes what the Lord did to make us his own. He knew long before the world was created that He wanted to bring His beloved back. Before we even distanced ourselves from Him, He had already planned to reconcile us. His plan was to adopt us…to make us His heirs…to love us unconditionally. The ideal Father, wouldn’t you say?
Being known in Christ entails many great things. He hears you when you call. He prepares you for the battles ahead, even the ones you aren’t aware of. He removes the fear of death with the promise of eternal life, in His presence. He takes away fear, shame, and makes us new. No other identity can match these promises.
We have been purchased with his own blood and his own body. (Acts 20:28, John 2:21)
Come into His own. Be known in Christ, and let God show you the identity that can never be taken away…the one of God’s child.
“The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” – Ephesians 1:14
“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15