8 years ago today, we finalized Elijah’s adoption.
As a member of our family, he gets certain rights and privileges:
• A Relationship with Me
• Ability to Communicate with Me
• New Name
• Can Call me Father/Daddy
• My Love
• My Attention
• I Care for Him
• Brothers and Sister
• A Home
• Someone He Imitates
• Full Son-ship
In the Bible we read that believers are adopted by God.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
I was amazed as I looked at all of the things that Elijah receives, because we can find in scripture where we receive the same from God. Our adoption by God is just as real and true as Elijah’s adoption.
If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior,
You are a Child of the one True King and entitled to the following:
|A Relationship with God||Hebrews 4:16|
|Communication with God||Eph 2:14-18|
|New Name||Revelation 2:17|
|Can Call Him Father/Daddy||Galatians 4:6-7|
|God’s Love||1 John 3:1, 4:7-11, Eph 1:4-5, 5:1-2|
|God’s Attention||Matt 6:25-34|
|God cares for you||Matt 10:29-31|
|Responsibilities||Matt 28:18-20, Acts 2:42|
|Brothers and Sisters||Romans 8:29, Heb 2:11|
|Instruction||2 Tim 3:16|
|A Home||John 14:1-3|
|Someone You Should Imitate||Eph 5:1-2|
|Comfort||2 Cor 1:3-4, Rom 15:3-5,1 Thes 4:13-18|
|Full Legal Son-ship||Gal 4:4-7|
Note: This list is far from all inclusive. Your blessings far exceed what will fit on this paper.
If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are a Child of the One True King. (I love the song Hello, My Name Is by Matthew West because it reminds me of that wonderful truth.)
If you are a Christian, you can live each day knowing that no matter what happens, you are, and always will be, a child of the One True King. (Or if you prefer: child of the Almighty, child of the Living God, or child of the Creator of Heaven and Earth.)
If you are not a Christian, please know that God wants to adopt you. He wants to have a personal relationship with you and give you all of the things in the chart above.
If you would like the chart that is in the post, I have linked it here in PDF and Word.
Adoption Handout (PDF Version)
Adoption Handout (Word Version)
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