16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
You belong to God.
It is good to know your identity and value are connected to the truth that you are His.
The Apostle Paul tells us God’s Spirit Himself bears witness or speaks together with our spirit, assuring us that we are truly His children. The Greek word for “bear witness” is symmartyre, which literally means “testifying in support of someone”. This means every time God speaks to your spirit, He affirms the truth of your birthright (John 1:12-13).
Train your spirit to listen to His Spirit, and you will live in tandem to His purpose. Even when you can’t or don’t know the “specifics” of God’s purpose, you can rest assured because of His unfailing love for you. He will work all things together for your good.
Many of our personal problems are due to our dull hearing. Often, we suffer needlessly because we choose to follow our feelings than to keep in step with His Spirit. We should always ask ourselves: “What is my Father God telling me today, especially from His Word?”
If you see Him as your Father and you His child, give Him access to every area of your life. God will cause your spirit to unite with His Spirit for you to live without any contradiction to His will and word.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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