2 Corinthians 6:18 (ESV)
And I will be a father to you,
and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.
“You’ll be sons and daughters to me.”
Every good father has a dream for his children. “I’ll be a Father to you.” That’s been His plan since before the foundation of the world. But there’s more. Not only does God want us to know His true identity; He also wants us to know our true identity. If He is our Father, then what does that make us? If we choose to follow His Son, Jesus Christ, it makes us His sons and daughters. This is the greatest joy of all—to know that God is the Father we’ve all been waiting for, and to revel in the privilege of being His adopted sons and daughters. This is His dream for our lives. Let’s make it our highest goal to enter into the fullness of what it means to be the sons and daughters of the greatest Father of all. Let’s make it our life’s goal to be the best sons and the best daughters that we could possibly be to our Father in Heaven. This is the Father’s dream for our lives. Let’s make it our dream too!
Dear Lord, we thank You that You’ve called us to be Your adopted child. Help us to build our identity on this wonderful honor. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.