The Power of Mindsets: Sonship Mindset

Romans 8:15 (AMP)
15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “[a]Abba! Father!”
When you think about your relationship with God, do you picture a father – son relationship or do you see a master slave kind of relationship? Your mindset makes a lot of difference, and it determines how you relate to God. A good number of us struggle with this concept because our only point of reference, which is our relationship with our earthly fathers, is messed up and when we think about God being our father, that is what we project.
As sons of God, we understand that we are part of a family in which we are loved not because of our performance but because we belong. As sons, we have the understanding that we have an inheritance, and with that in mind, our focus is our fathers’ business.
When we have that understanding, we don’t have to be forced to serve in the house of God or demand this and that before we can serve, we do it gladly because we know that we are sons going about our fathers business.
As sons His house is not a strange place where we visit once in a while, it is a place we are familiar with, it’s a place we call home. No wonder Jesus said to Mary and Joseph, “Why did you have to look for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”
Because I have the understanding that I am a son, I am secure, and I know how to handle correction and discipline. When God disciplines me, I do not complain about being victimized and shove the blame on someone else, I have the revelation that He disciplines those He loves, and He has my best at heart. (Heb 12:6)
Because I am a son, I want to share my most intimate thoughts with my father, prayer is not a religious duty that I have to perform, it is an opportunity I gladly embrace to be able to connect with my father and share my innermost thoughts desires frustrations and fears with Him because I know that He loves and cares for me.
God is our father, he is the perfect father, He says He has good plans for us trust Him!
Reflections.
How is your relationship with your father?
Jesus’ focus was his Father’s business, would you say you have the same focus in your life?
What one thing can you do to strengthen your relationship with your heavenly Father?
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