The Spirit Himself testifies with our Spirit that we are children of God.
Secure in Your Salvation
Understanding that you are a child of God is at the center of your walk with God. Until you are secure in your salvation, your Christian walk will be full of doubt, indecision, and fear. Over the years, I have spoken with many people who doubted their salvation. “Was my salvation experience real? Did I pray the right prayer? Was my faith strong enough? Was I sincere?” These and a thousand other questions haunt them.
You will never grow and thrive in your walk with God until there is an assurance of your salvation.
How you see your relationship with God impacts the way you live. If you see yourself as a poor, broken sinner, powerless over your sin, you will live that way.
If you see yourself as a child of God, forgiven, an heir to the Kingdom of God, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, you will live that way.
If you have given your life to Christ, you have a powerful inward assurance that you are a Child of God. That assurance isn’t found in positive thinking or hopeful dreaming but in a deep testimony of the Holy Spirit in you.
The Spirit Speaks
As a Christian, the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart that you are part of God’s family. You are a child of the living, creator God.
Just as Jesus stands before the Father and claims you as His own, the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart that you are His. When someone “testifies,” they tell what they have seen. When the Holy Spirit testifies to your Spirit that you are a child of God, He is speaking what He has seen.
In this chapter, the Apostle Paul had just finished talking about how we can cry out to God as “Daddy.” Now he shares that the Holy Spirit reminds us that God calls us “His Childen.”
You Are a Child of God
You are a child of God not just by association, but by a change of nature. God has adopted you as His child and given you a new nature in Him. You are not a slave but a child. You are a fellow heir with Jesus Christ.
If you struggle with doubting your salvation, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and confirm that you are a child of God.
Look at that promise again.
The Spirit Himself testifies with our Spirit that we are children of God. – Romans 8:16
Make these confessions.
I am a child of God.
The Holy Spirit bears witness that I am God’s child.
Because of my faith in Christ, I never have to doubt my salvation.
I have confidence in prayer because I am a Child of God.
In Jesus Name,
Just as Jesus presents us to the Father as His children, the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts that we are His.
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