Jesus is my way back to God

“And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and without hesitation. …we come closer to God and approach him with an open heart, fully convinced that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity, and we have been freed from an accusing conscience. Now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out!” (Hebrews‬ ‭10:19, 22‬ ‭TPT‬‬)

“And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!”” (Romans‬ ‭8:15-16‬ ‭TPT‬‬)

It can be difficult to believe that we are God’s children if we do not act live like it is true. The following are ideas for doing that.

Imagine you were walking into Papa God’s throne room.

Write down or draw what it looks like.

How does He respond to your presence? What does He say and do when He sees you? Write down or draw that. If what you hear is more kind, more encouraging and more loving than you would be to yourself you can be sure you heard from God.

How do you respond? Write down or draw that.

What do you need your Papa to take care of for you? Ask Him and record that and His answer.

Read that daily.

Dress up royally:

If you were the son or daughter of a king your clothes would be provided for you.

What clothes that He has provided is your Heavenly Father looking forward to seeing you in today? Ask a Him.

Dress in those clothes and rejoice in His Fatherly provision during the day.

Jesus welcome:

Imagine Jesus sitting down to write a speech to welcome you into God’s family as His brother/sister.

Ask Him what He would say and write down the words that immediately come into your head. Don’t disbelieve or judge them until He is finished. If what you hear is more kind, more encouraging and more loving than you would be to yourself you can be sure you heard from Jesus.

Read that daily.

Papa God’s welcome:

Imagine Father God sitting down to write a speech to welcome you into His family.

Ask Him what He would say and write down the words that immediately come into your head. Don’t disbelieve or judge them until He is finished. If what you hear is more kind, more encouraging and more loving than you would be to yourself you can be sure you heard from God.

Read that daily.

Holy Spirit encouragement:

Imagine you were with the Holy Spirit (because you are) and ask Him what He would say to you as a way of assuring you you are God’s beloved child.

Write down the words that immediately come into your head. Don’t disbelieve or judge them until He is finished. If what you hear is more kind, more encouraging and more loving than you would be to yourself you can be sure you heard from the Holy Spirit.

Read that daily.

Hold a born-again birthday party.

On the day you gave your life to Jesus, or the day you were baptised in water or the Holy Spirit hold a party to celebrate your entry into God’s family. If you don’t know those dates ask God for a day on which to do it or choose one yourself.

Make sure you have places set at the table for the Trinity because they will want to be part of it.

Start with the welcome speeches you have received from the Trinity (see above) or relevant Scripture passages like the ones above. Read them out loud yourself or get someone else to do it.

Make a response speech.

Celebrate!

Make an agreement with Christian friends or family that you will call each other “Your Majesty” or “Prince/ss ….” for a month as a greeting.

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