Do You Belong to God’s Family?

It’s the most important issue of life: Can you say that God is your Father? Have you become a child of God by declaring your personal faith in Jesus as Savior? Your answer determines whether all the joys of knowing God as Father now and throughout eternity will be yours.

Perhaps you are not sure that you are a member of the family of God. Now is a good time to settle the issue.

The Father longs to adopt you, and the procedure is simple. Come to Him in childlike faith, accepting His offer of forgiveness from your sins, which have kept you out of the family. Jesus lived, died, and rose from the grave to show you the Father’s love and to make it possible to become a member of God’s family.

The Father is waiting to hear from you. He does not expect flowery words, just a simple expression of childlike faith. Tell Him that you believe Jesus died to pay the penalty for your sins. Accept His gift of forgiveness (Romans 6:23) and the invitation to be part of His family forever.

If you’ve done that, welcome to the family!

Adapted from God Our Father c. 1994, 2002 RBC Ministries. Read it on the Web at

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(See blogs from December 2010 for more explanation on salvation.)


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