The Power to Become
John 1:12 (KJV) 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
One of the most amazing things about salvation is our relationship with God as father. Our belief in Jesus as our Savior gives us authority, power, privilege, and right to become sons of God. With that power we renew our minds to think like God, with authority we speak like God, with privilege we enjoy the favor of God and it is with our righteousness that we approach God without condemnation.
When we receive Jesus as Lord, He gives us power to become a part of His family. We literally become God’s children. Verse 13 teaches that we became our natural parent’s children by their will or perhaps passionate impulse, but we became children of God by His sovereign design.
Are you longing for a relationship with God as Daddy, Father, Papa? He wants this relationship with you! Embrace your “sonship” with all the rights, privileges and benefits pertaining thereunto. You have the power to become.