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I’ve Been Adopted

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(John 1:12) But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (KJV)

(Romans 8:15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (KJV)

8 things that should be produced after we have been adopted into the family of God.

  1. A likeness to God.
  2. Child-like confidence in God.
  3. A desire for God’s glory.
  4. A spirit of prayer.
  5. A love of peace.
  6. A forgiving spirit.
  7. A merciful spirit.
  8. An avoidance of ostentation. (pretentious and vulgar display, especially of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice.)

I was reading a story about adoption written on Adoption.com and I came across a quote that really tells what I believe to be true about my Heavenly Father.

Adoption revolves around sacrifice and selflessness.

Adopted daughter and donor