God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
In today’s world, there are so many clubs, associations, titles, labels, and statuses that we have to work incredibly hard to earn and then find ourselves working equally as hard maintain. It’s exhausting!
But when it comes to God, we have been chosen and grafted in to His family, His promises, and His provision. With great pleasure, He has adopted us into His own family. That status, my friends, is something that will never be revoked, no matter how horribly we mess up. Once we’re in, we’re in!
Rest confidently in the love and delight He has for you, His beautiful daughter.
I have called you by name; you are mine.