As we come to Christ to live in relationship with Him, we count ourselves as slaves to a Master worthy of our every effort, but God has brought it about that you and I have been given a special gift. That gift is a spirit not of slavery or bondage, but of family. Accepting us as His children, He allows us to possess His Spirit within us that make us His family, able to call Him, "Abba or Poppa Father."
Tuesday - Children of God - Romans 8:14
When we allow that gift of the Spirit to guide and direct our lives, drawing us deeper into the family of God, we show ourselves to be the children of God. God claims us as His own, and His Holy Spirit within us is the proof of that claim. His Spirit brings us into such a special relationship that we begin to take on the family resemblance. We are seen as His.
Wednesday - Regeneration - John 3:3
Jesus has shared from the very beginning that the need in our hearts, that which can fill the void, His Spirit, can only come to us if we come to Him to be born again. The work of redemption must take place in our lives for us to have that relationship which will allow us to join our Father, Abba Father, in heaven. We cannot even begin to imagine, let alone comprehend, what the kingdom of God is all about without the work of regeneration taking place in our souls.
Thursday - God the Father - Isaiah 64:9
,God wants to bring all of this about (the idea of adoption, the gift of His Spirit, new birth), but He will not force His way into our lives. God stands there as the Father who waits for His wayward child to come home, ready to mold us, putting the pieces of our lives back together to make us whole. To have that happen, we must come to that point where we not only acknowledge Him as God the Father, but that we accept Him as our God the Father. As Isaiah wrote, we must surrender to be the clay in the Master Potter's hands. As He works in us and with us, we become the working of a great and mighty God, who loves us as a Father.
Friday - God's Love -1 John 4:9,16
The key to the adoption of believers by God is His love for each and every one as if they were the only one. God sees us as little ones worthy of His love to the point of sending His One and Only Son so that we could find life in Him and become God's children. And we come to that point where we knowingly rely upon that love from God to be the binding force in our relationship with Him. He has poured out His love upon us in abundance. Oh how amazing the love of God is for us.
Saturday - Christlikeness - Romans 8:29
It has been God's plan all along (planned before hand and laid out that opportunity before us) that we would be able to become His children once again and be a part of the family of God. His molding work in our lives brings about that character of Christ Jesus in us to the point of us being seen like Christ Jesus, the Son of God.