“He adopted you as his own.” Romans 8:15
The word ‘adopted’ is such a captivating word and more so when someone is adopted into a family. They have made an intentional choice and made the selection. One might say, ‘but if they could have foreseen the rest of my life, they might have changed their minds.’ That’s exactly what God did for us, even though he saw our entire life from the beginning to the end and he still adopted us into his family through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:5).
God doesn’t accept us because of our pedigree. God doesn’t reject us because of our deficiencies. We are his redeemed children and we can call him, ‘Abba’, which means ‘daddy’ or ‘papa’. We can approach him with without fear and in freedom. In addition, the most important part of this story is, we can do that on our good days as well as our bad days.
However, the story only gets better. Our adoption is both horizontal and vertical in its nature. We are members of his redeemed family, every dividing wall of hostility is broken down, and now we are part of a worldwide family of believers.
If God loves you, then you must be worth loving!
If God wants you in his kingdom, then you must be worth having!
God’s grace invites you- no actually, ‘requires you’.
So change your attitude about yourself of rejection and unworthiness.
You are- Accepted-Loved-Secured!
-Pastor Edmonds Namburi