Day Two: From Slavery to Adoption

Romans 8:14-16 (NIV)

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”    16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

Let’s watch the video testimony of Jamie Torres (click here).

As we saw in the video, there was a complete transformation from the “old” Jamie to the “new” Jamie. Ironically, it was only in prison that he experienced true freedom! Romans 8:15 says that, through the Holy Spirit, we have been delivered from slavery to fear into adoption to sonship. Can you imagine a more drastic change of identity?

We often find that we allow habits and thought patterns of the “old” way of slavery to motivate our decisions. Sometimes, we might see the old identity in our “mental mirror” and begin to remember fears that were associated with that identity. However, the truth is that those fears have no hold on our lives any longer; we are completely free.

Prayer: “Abba, Father!” Come deliver me again into your freedom – body, mind and soul. Holy Spirit, I invite you to testify in my heart and in my mind that I am a child of God. Today, lead me as a child of God in everything I do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

-NB

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