For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14 (NKJV)
In Christ, we can be accepted as children of God. What an honor to know that we are given the privilege and respect of being able to be a child of God, a product of the Lord, the creator of our universe. Our part or responsibility is allowing ourselves to be led by the Spirit of God. We can’t be directed by ourselves and considered sons of God; we can’t be led by the world and claim the title. We can’t do it by being piloted by Satan and his path of disobedience to the scriptures. We can’t do it by trying to be in the front position expecting God to follow us instead of the other way around. We become sons of God by following the guidance of the Holy Spirit through the obedience that comes with following His Word in an uncompromising manner.
Closing Thought: The admiration of being called a child of God should make us feel proud to be in a family with a Father who is so totally awesome. The behavior of some of our siblings shouldn’t stop us from wanting to be one of His children. What’s important is that we do our part and allow our Heavenly Father to be the one who cares for the actions of His children. The benefits that come from being the child we should be can’t be beat such as a final home specially designed for us with a Father who cares. No more joint custody battles between Satan and God, good and evil, right or wrong. Little prodigals home to stay.
Copyright 2007 by Karen J. Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing