Here is an “adoption twist” on yesterday’s post. I had discussed the fear we let get in the way of Christian service, and sited I Timothy 1:7. (“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love.”)
Here is a similar verse with powerful implications if your heart is currently bent towards adoption. Romans 8:15 says that our spirit of fear should be replaced by the Spirit of sonship. Wow. Why should we be able to serve in the darkest places? Because God is our Father! If God is our Father, what is there to fear? What can’t we do in His name?
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received a Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.'” -Romans 8:15