By Brenda Kunneman
Entitled to Sonship
[Tuesday, August 7, 2012]
“Never forget that I have given you the rights of sonship, says the Lord. Know that I have accepted you freely and have taken upon Myself all the parental responsibilities, and you are entitled to all the privileges and inheritances of a son. You are now part of My family.”
…But ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father
A paralegal friend of mine once shared with me some wording about how adoption proceedings take place in court. During the hearing, the judge will say to the adopting parent something like: “Now, do you understand and accept freely that you are now becoming the legally responsible parent of this child and that they are now entitled to all rights, privileges, and inheritances that you would give to a natural-born child?”
Then the adopting parent says, “Yes.”
Then the judge turns to the child being adopted, if they are old enough to understand, and says, “Do you now understand that you are becoming part of this family and accepting this person as your parent and that you are entitled to all rights, privileges, and inheritances as if you were a natural-born child?”
Then the child being adopted says, “Yes.”
Through this proceeding, all the parties involved understand their role. The parent takes full responsibility to care for the child, while the child understands that he must accept the parental role to govern them, but also that they are entitled to the full rights of sonship. Know that you are entirely adopted. God accepts you freely today, and you are entitled to sonship with the heavenly family!
Father, I accept You as my heavenly parent. You have the right to govern over My life, and I know that You will always take care of me. I also know that I have the confidence as Your child to live in all the blessings of the heavenly family! Amen.
Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.