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