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Esther 7 to 8

Some Christians struggle to understand that they are sons or daughters of God.

Eph 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace 8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfilment — to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. NIV

But it is true!

1 John 3:2 now we are children of God NIV

But more than that, the mechanism by which we are sons or daughters is wonderful.

We were chosen before creation. Don't allow yourself to believe that rubbish about being an unwanted child – God chose you!

Then we were adopted – a chosen & adopted child is very special – adopted children don't just turn up, they are hand picked and wanted very much indeed! What God did was to adopt us legally by redeeming us in Jesus. The price that was on our heads for our sin was legally paid by Jesus and we became family.

What's more, this is the mystery of God's plan revealed though us – he planned to bring everything under one head – Jesus. The fulfilment of the ages is that we become family with God! How marvellous, how wonderful! We were planned!

Get excited today about how happy God has been to adopt you. You are the child He wanted and He rejoices over you!

Zeph 3:17 He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy." HCSB

What's more, you can rejoice because every low value word that has ever been spoken over you is without meaning or value, because none of it is valid – God loves you and you are family with Him.

Have a great day Son! Have a great day Daughter!