Day 23 – Galatians 4:4-7

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

Galatians 4:4-7

God as my Father?

This was such a foreign concept to me when I began to learn about God. I grew up in a home without a father. Not just an absent father, but a father that abandoned his family for another. So the idea of worshipping a God who said He wanted to be my Father was a bit scary and not something I was interested in.

As a child and a young adult I struggled with feeling good enough, worthy of unconditional love and worth sticking around for. I made terrible life choices that continued to feed into that mindset.

But as I came face to face with God and His heart and desires for me, my life was changed!

God began to do things in my life that were so full of love, forgiveness, and hope that I couldn’t help but want to know Him more. As I studied God’s word and was loved on by God’s people, I saw His unconditional love for me. The love of a Father that I had always desired. He began to heal the deep wounds in my life and show me where His goodness was in all those times I was completely hopeless and broken.

And today I stand on the truth in Galatians 4:7- “..you are no longer a slave but God’s own child.” I am no longer a slave/victim to the brokenness I grew up in, but I am a victor IN Christ!

I challenge you today to look at your life.

Reflect

What has God freed you from? What are the beautiful inheritances He is sharing with you as His child?

Pray

Father,

Thank you for being my Dad! Thank you for your unconditional love for me. I love you!

Amen.

Devotional written by: Janelle Harris, Administration, Tallmadge, Ohio, USA.
2019-12-22T14:20:38-06:00
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