Adopted as His Own

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.” Rom. 8:15

Do you realize that no one is born a child of God? We have to be adopted by Him into His family. He wants children, not slaves. This happens when we surrender to Jesus Christ and allow God’s Spirit to live in us. God then gives us the privilege to call Him Father.



Forgiveness

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Col. 3:13

Sometimes we are so quick to point out someone’s faults. We almost relish in it. When we see other’s shortcomings, we somehow feel better about ours. But that is not God’s way. Let’s show the same grace to others that God has shown to us…and that’s a lot!



Doing Good

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Rom. 12:21

There is evil in the world. It is dangerous and naive to think otherwise. We must not let it overcome us by ignoring it or by responding with evil. The temptation is to react to evil with evil, but that gets us nowhere. We conquer evil only by doing good, by doing what is right. That is God’s way to defeat evil.



Are You Ready?

Jesus said, “I will come again” John 14:3

We have all heard this. Jesus is coming again. However, we always seem to get bogged down in the details, timing, and “last days hysteria”. Do not let all that obscure the plain fact that Jesus promised that He would come again. It is going to happen someday. It could be tomorrow or a hundred years from now, but He is coming again. Knowing that, there is one simple question-Are you ready?