For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.~ Romans 8:14-17
Abba! Daddy! We are the children of a loving Father Who loves us far more than any earthly father ever could. We are fellow heirs with Christ “provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” We want to be God’s children and to be glorified with Christ, but we aren’t usually as enthusiastic about suffering with Him.
Thank You, Lord, that I am Your beloved child, an heir to Your glory. Give me strength and endurance and faith to suffer when it’s required. Let me consider it joy to suffer for You. In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost forever and ever. Amen.
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