Adopted by GOD
Mind Over Matter: Who’s Your Daddy?
You’ve been connected to a lie detector. You’ve been instructed to recite the first 5 words that come to mind when you think of your relationship with your father. If you lie, you will be doomed to pay $7 per gallon for gas for the rest of your life – you commute 40 miles to and from work. Will you tell the truth?
- Have you ever felt embarrassed by your family, situation, or other things you have no control over? If so, what are those things?
- Do you ever imagine what your life would be like if the things that embarrass you were not present in your life? How do you think your life would be?
- Do you ever consider GOD’s plan for your life and his role as your “father”? How so?
Scripture — Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV)
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons [and daughters] through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
Adopted by GOD – Write About It!
o Adoption changes your status from one family identity and inheritance to another. What are some traits you’ve inherited from your family that you must adjust so that your daily life will reflect your inheritance in Christ? (i.e., quick temper, anger, overeating, cheating)
o How did a parent or close family member hurt you? How did you feel when you were hurt? What can you do to prevent that same hurt in your children or in other relationships?
o An adopted child has all the rights and privileges of a naturally born child. What is God trying to give you that you reject because you feel unworthy? How can you begin to receive from him?
o What can (or will) you do today that will please GOD?
o What is GOD’s will for your life? Are you submitting to it? If not, what can you do to submit to his authority so that his will manifest itself in your life?
Please complete your name, the date, etc., on your certificate of adoption and allow someone to witness your adoption. Decorate your certificate to reflect the unique you!
You are an heir to the thrown!
For a PDF copy of this entry, journal pages, and the Certificate of Adoption, please click here.