The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’sÂ children.Â – (Romans 8:16)
We can believe it. We can think it. We can want it. We can prayÂ for it. But, the real validation happens when the Holy Spirit –Â one of the great gifts we receive when we are saved — speaks inÂ stereo with our Spirit to God, the Father of all grace.
TheÂ Spirit’s words are simple, “O Abba Father, hear this one, he or sheÂ is your child!” God the Spirit living inside us, interceding whenÂ we pray even when we don’t have words to pray adequately (Rom.Â 8:26-27), is the proof of our identity. Undeniably in the halls ofÂ heaven, there is no doubt that we are God’s child and co-heirs withÂ the Prince of heaven (Rom. 8:17).
Prayer : Father, thank you for giving such sweet assurance! I am thankfulÂ to know that there is no doubt that I belong to you because of theÂ presence of the Holy Spirit within me and the intercession for meÂ and the testimony of the Spirit to you that I am your child. ForÂ this gift of grace, and thousands of others, I thank you. In Jesus’Â name. Amen.