“So. you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now, we call him, “Abba, Father.” For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. ROMANS 8:15-16 NLT
This week, we're going to look at our identity and how to apply our identity. We're gong to cover several ways to apply who you are Kingdom Man!
God tells us often what our true identities are in His Word, just like the verses today. I believe He knew we would spend much of our lives searching for a sense of self. And He knew that we would too often allow our identity to be shaped by how others define us. The most destructive definition often given to us is by the man we see in the mirror.
I certainly have struggled with self-image problems. Many of us do.
But our Father God has called us out of that destructive thinking of critique and comparison and into His family as adopted Sons of The King!! And the big question then is how to not just wrap ourselves into God’s calling, but to live it out.
Daily Battle Order:
Our Father fully knows us and adopted us as "sons'', so –
1. We can rest in this promise, which is our posture of grace.
2. The love that is expressed in God choosing us compels us to build our relationship with Him, through daily, prayerful time in His Word.
3. As a member of His royal family, I can establish healthy boundaries for my body, mind, and soul.
4. And finally, I can ask myself “What ways can I reach out and love others in the same self-sacrificing way Jesus loves me?"
Only when we’re filled with God's love can we then love whoever He puts us in connection with, in radical ways, just as radically as He loves us. So fill up, brothers! God has the eternal destiny of those around us that He is directing us toward, today!