PR30 – Day 21 (March 15)
Spirit of Adoption
Oh, Lord your heart cries out for the orphan. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. You saw us, lonely and broken, in need of redemption. You picked us up and wiped our tears, healed our wounds and took us into your family. By the blood of Jesus I am redeemed and can call you Abba Father. What a glorious and beautiful picture of adoption.
There is a longing in my heart for adoption. When the timing is right, Lord you will make a way. I desire to take in those who have been neglected, rejected, hurt…to love them. To wipe their tears and to take them into my family. To share the love of our heavenly Father with them. To embrace them. To teach them and walk through life with them.
Lord prepare me.
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ 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.”