While many of us struggle in life trying to determine our identity and purpose, those who are in Christ can have no doubt of who we are. The word of God gives us several promises as to our true identity and this five part series of posts will discuss some of those.
We are a child of God and are heirs to his promised kingdom.
Just the other day I watched the new Annie movie with my daughter and was struck by how sad it would be to grow up as an orphan with no family. I know many people around the world are in that very situation and even they can find hope that when we give our lives to Christ, we become a child of God. In Romans 8:16-17 we are told, “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”
The Spirit of God living within us testifies that we belong to God. And as dearly loved children, we have an amazing inheritance that awaits. What a wonderful promise indeed!