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Read Romans 8:12-17


Wednesday

Read Romans 8:12-17

12 So then, my friends, we have an obligation, but it is not to live as our human nature wants us to. 13 For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live. 14 Those who are led by God's Spirit are God's children. 15 For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God's children, and by the Spirit's power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” 16 God's Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God's children. 17 Since we are his children, we will possess the blessings he keeps for his people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for him; for if we share Christ's suffering, we will also share his glory.

Think

God the Father chooses us as his children.  God the Holy Spirit breathes in us to witness that we belong in that family relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  In verse 17 Paul invites us to share our sufferings with Christ; the English version of the word for suffering is more close to 'sympathy'. As we share our suffering with Christ - Christ suffers for us - to glorify us.

Pray

Holy Spirit keep reminding me that I am a child of the Father.  Holy Spirit keep reminding me to share my struggles with Jesus the Son.  Holy Spirit live in my.

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