For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
This scripture is actually a continuation from yesterdays Dose. I know we read this in our scripture reading passage yesterday, but I couldn’t pass over this precious truth that God truly is our Father.
So it continues from verse fourteen that says if you are led by God’s Spirit, you are a son/child of God’s. The passage goes on to say in verse fifteen: Because you are led by God’s Spirit, you did not receive a spirit of slavery and fear. God’s Spirit does not include fear and He doesn’t enslave anyone. He is the Spirit that adopted us into His family and that is why we can call Him our Father, our Abba/daddy Father. Abba is the closest relationship you can have with your Father. You share all things with Him and He shares with you. You have also been adopted into the family so He takes an extra step to make sure you feel welcomed, loved and included in the family.
This is why Psalms 23 says that He welcomes us as His special guest. Yes, we are part of His family, but we are precious and special to Him. So special that He goes out of His way to come close when we call on Him. He is always ready and always available to help, guide and protect. All you need to do is ask and believe He will.
This passage continues by saying that when His Spirit and our spirit are in agreement, we become a connected heir with Jesus. We are part of the plan and get in on part of His inheritance. The work of salvation didn’t stop at Jesus, it continues to go on even today and into eternity. We as believers have a part in His salvation plan and that is to tell others and bring others into this most precious relationship with our loving Abba Father. Sharing His love with all those that He brings into our lives is the greatest purpose we have for living in this world. We have been giving this short time to love God and to love people.
Today I want to encourage you to press into your Abba Father today. Thank Him for adopting you and for welcoming you into His Kingdom as His special guest. Tell Him how valuable your relationship with Him is to you and glorify Him for making you a part of His family and His salvation plan. Then go out and share it today with someone who needs some good news in their life, today.
Today’s scripture reading: Romans 8: 12-17