Are you living in “fear again?”
What Spirit do you have?
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:15-16
What Spirit did you receive?
What are the results of that Spirit?
If you are still following the law you have a very real right to fear- the law has penalties and consequences of Biblical proportions.
But if you were adopted to “sonship” you are “God’s children” and that is a whole different relationship!
Once again this verse is yet another gem stone of the crown of Grace that started as the crown of thorns.
A slave has rules and laws and strict adherence to those rules and laws is mandatory. Any deviation results in punishments and liberties being taken away.
A child, someone who calls, “Abba, Father” has two loving arms to run into and a constant source of Love and Forgiveness and Healing!
What about you? – Are you a slave or a child?
Find some time when you probably won’t be disturbed and take a moment to just breathe deeply and relax. As you do if you notice any places where you might be holding tension or stress just notice them and relax as best you can without a whole lot of effort. When you feel a bit more relaxed just get back to normal breathing and:
Breathe in and say:
“No more fear”
Breathe out and say:
“I am His child”
Practice this whenever you feel fear or a need to “do” something to be “good enough” for God.
Don’t worry- Be Grace-Full!!