God wants a family and he created you to be part of it.This is God second purpose for your life, which he planned before you were born. God is Love, he treasures relationships.
“His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.”- Eph. 1:5
When we place our faith in Christ God becomes our Father, we become his children, other believers become our brothers and sisters, and the church becomes our spiritual family.The family of God includes all believers in the past, present and future.
You become part of the human family by your first birth, but you become a member of God’s family by a second birth.
“God has given us the privilege of being born again, so that we are now members of God’s family.”
The invitation to be part of God’s family is universal, but there is one condition: Faith in Jesus Christ.The moment you become part of God’s family, you are given some outstanding birthday gifts: The Family name, the family likeness, family privileges, family intimate access and the family inheritance.
Benefits of Being in God’s Family
- As children of God we get shares in the family fortune. here on earth we are given the riches…of his grace….kindness…patience….glory….wisdom….power and mercy.But in eternity we inherit even more:
- A complete change to be like Christ.
- Freedom from all pain, suffering and death.
- Rewarded and reassigned position of service.
- Get to share in Christ’s glory.
Jesus pointing to his disciples said “These are my mother and brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother”-Matt 12:49-50.
Being included in God’s family is the greatest privilege you ever receive, nothing comes close to that.