Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You're in – You belong!

Have you ever been alone and experienced something so incredible you can hardly believe it happened? With no one there to corroborate your story, you doubt yourself. Maybe you didn't see what you thought you did. Maybe you imagined it. But if someone else had been there, they could back you up and you'd know what you experienced was real.

I love the idea of the Spirit of God bearing witness to our inheritance as children of God. Whether you prayed a prayer of salvation last week or twenty years ago, there has likely been at least one moment where you wondered if it was real. 

Did that just happen?
Is that all it takes?
Am I really in?
Do I belong here?

And from the hollows of our questions it’s as though the Spirit of God cries out and says, “I am here! As soon as you trusted God, I moved in and I’m not going anywhere.” His presence in us is our witness! Our salvation is sealed! His presence seals our inheritance and we are forever aligned with God through the work of Jesus our Savior.

So from one doubter to another, let me answer this once and for all for any who have called on the name of the Lord: 

It happened!
That’s all it takes!
You are in!
You belong!

“You were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance.” Ephesians 1:13-14

“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” Romans 8:16-17
We belong!

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