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Adoption into God’s Family Intro: God has adopted you into His family and accepted you as His child. Jesus not only saved you from your sins but He restored you to intimate relationship with God the Father. This is a very great gift. The fact that it is free and undeserved makes it hard to accept sometimes. Be convinced by these scriptures that God has adopted you into His family and He guides you with His hand of love. Prayer: Father, I feel so unworthy to be called Your child. I know at times I disappoint You and yet each time I come to You, You receive me like a (son/daughter). I need Your acceptance and love. Thank You for adopting me. Thank You for being a loving Father to me. I accept my adoption into Your family, and I call out to you “Abba” Father – (Daddy). You promised in Your word that You will never leave me or forsake me. You said, “No one can snatch me out of Your hand.” I rest in Your faithfulness. I cling to You like a small child clings to his father or mother. My heart is joyful that I have a Father Who wants me. You have chosen me to be Your child, and You will never reject me. I accept the place You have made for me in Your heart and Your family. Scripture: Roman 8:15 “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!'” John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, [even] to those who believe in His name…” Psalms 103:10,12 “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities…As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Luke 15:21-24 “And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son. But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ And they began to be merry.”

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1 Sarah R = "Our relationship with God broke in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 3 we learn that God would come and walk with Adam and Eve in the garden during the cool of the day. Then they sinned, by doing the one thing God told them not to do, and when God came, they tried to hide from Him! We are still running and hiding from God! God calls us to stop running, to turn to Him, and find forgiveness."
2 Sarah R = "We are always wondering, where's the catch? When is the other shoe going to fall? God's gift to us is free through the price paid by Jesus on the cross. Yet after we accept God's gift, it doesn't just end there. We give thanks to God for this gift by welcoming His Spirit inside of us to transform us and help us to live lives that are pleasing to Him. He gave up everything for us, and He asks for everything of us."
3 Sarah R = "The wordAbbais an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy.” It was a common term that young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy.”While most people, at least those who do not irrationally deny the existence of God, would claim that all are “children of God,” the Bible reveals quite a different truth. We are all His creations and under His authority and Lordship and will all be judged by Him, but being a child of God and having the right to truly call Him “Abba Father” is something that only born-again Christians are able to do (John 1:12-13).Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/Abba-Father.html#ixzz3c1C0DL8y"