Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
If you have trusted in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior you have been transformed! Brokenness is no longer the theme of your life. You are a child of the living God. Here’s what it means to be a child of God. You can remember your position in Christ with the acronym SSAFE.
You are SIGNIFICANT! Your worth is not found in what you wear, how you look, where you live or what you drive. You are “God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for [you] to do.” (Ephesians 2:10).
You are SECURE! You are safe. You are protected. You are sheltered. Nothing can ever separate you from God’s love (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:38-39).
You are ACCEPTED! The living God has adopted you and given you all the privileges of natural children, including inheritance rights. He sent His Spirit to live in you. God invites you to call Him “Abba (Daddy), Father.” (Galatians 4:3-7).
You are FORGIVEN! Through Jesus, God has removed our sins from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12). He puts our sins out of His sight (Isaiah 38:17) and chooses to forget them (Isaiah 43:25). God takes our sins and throws them into the depths of the sea (Micah 7:18-19). God has forgiven you! You can forgive yourself and others.
You are EMPOWERED! When we trust in Christ the Holy Spirit takes up residence in our hearts. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit comes into our lives we receive power (Acts 1:8). We have within us the same power that raised Christ from the dead! We have the power within us to live a life of obedience.
Father, thank You for making me Your child. Thank You for making me significant, secure, accepted, forgiven and empowered. Help me acknowledge my position in You each day of my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.