10.18.13 "Children of God"

Welcome to the PoG Blog! Lord, we thank you for your Holy Word.  Please speak to us through it and help us to be good listeners.  “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” 

Romans 8:14 – 16

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.[a] And by him we cry, “Abba,[b] Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

This past Sunday we learned that God does not simply desire to be very, very close to us.  He seeks a relationship with us in which He is actually “in” us.  Examples of this include when God breathed into Adam “the breath of life”.  Or when Jesus speaks of being the “bread of life” or “living water”.  We are invited to actually ingest – to put into our bodies – this bread and this water.

This scripture from Romans reminds us again of the relationship God wants to have with us.  He desires that his Spirit – the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit – be in us.  This indwelling of the Holy Spirit allows us to truly be God’s children, his sons and daughters.  What a privilege!  What an experience!  To actually have God’s presence living within us.

This kind of relationship with God is a true game-changer.  To be a son of the Most High God will impact every area of your life.  Does God’s Spirit live in your heart?  Give praise to God if the answer is “yes”.  If the answer is “no”, I invite you to pray to God asking him into your heart.

He will hear your prayer and His Holy Spirit will come in.

To God be all the glory!