Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105)
Growing up never knowing my biological parents always gave me a sense of being an outcast. I always longed to be adopted, but that never happened for me (so I thought). At a very young age, I was sent away to be raised by another family. No discussions ever took place about my biological family, so the lack of words played a great part in how I viewed myself. I would say that a great attempt was made by the family that I was raised with to make me feel a part of their family; however, I always stood out as the child that was “brought into” the family “and not born” into the family.
In 2010, the power of words turned my life around 360 degrees causing me to totally change the way I viewed myself. My life changing message was received during Sunday morning service when the pastor read the following scripture to the congregation: “For ye have not received the sprit of bondage again to fear;
but you have received the Sprit of adoption, wherby we cry Abba Father. The Sprit itself beareth witness with our sprit, that
we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs
of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:15-17.
The words of this scripture took resident in my soul and caused an instant healing to take place. Tears began to roll down my face and joy began to illuminate in my inner soul. I had
finally arrived at a moment in my life where spoken words delivered me from my feeling of being an outcast. I was
hearing that God is my “Abba Father” through the Sprit of adoption, and I am not a fatherless child. I am a child of God and an heir to His Kingdom. The God that I seek daily to know His purpose for me, and the God I pray to in the midnight hour when I feel alone, has now taken on a personal meaning in my
life “My Daddy.” Now I can identify myself as God’s daughter
and what better Father can you be connected to, than our
Now when I share the good news about my God, I share it as a daughter bragging about her daddy and how he loves me, how he provides for me, and how he protects me. Remember as you read this article, that God can be your personal Father as well.
What He has done for me, He can do for you. Just ask Him.
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength,
and my refuge, is in God. (Psalms 62:7).