10 Promises Every Believer Should Know… [1]

Promise 1: If you believe, you belong to the family of God.

“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.”John 1:12-13

“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.  Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege [God’s family] where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.” Romans 5:1-2

When you believe you are adopted into the family of God.  You did nothing to deserve this (it is not a physical birth), it was God’s unmerited grace (giving us what we did not deserve).  After Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross his sacrifice made a way for us to become children of God.  This new birth is into a spiritual family where God is the Father and we are His children.

Very important: Don’t allow your earthly experience of family & fatherhood affect your image of your spiritual family and your heavenly Father.

For many the thought of having another Father may not be such an exciting prospect (because of failings of your earthly father) but our Heavenly Father is PERFECT in every way.  Read the following passages to see some of the implications of being a part of the family of God: Romans 5:8 (love), Matthew 7:11 (provision), Hebrews 12:7-12 (discipline), Psalm 23:4 (protection)…see if you can find some others.

God loves you passionately.  There is nothing you can do to make God love you less (or more).  He loves you perfectly and knows you completely.  Today, run to your heavenly Father for all your needs because Jesus has paid the price so that you can become a child of God.