While running on my treadmill this morning I popped a Louie Giglio sermon from the series, “Label Maker” into the DVD. It is the second time I had watched/listened to his sermon on the label, “Heir”. I do not wish to write a review on the sermon as this is not what the blog is intended for.
What touched my heart was the reference Louie made to being adopted by YHWH. Paul writes in Ephesians 1: 5, “..having previously ordained us to adoption as sons through Yeshua Messiah to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His desire.” I know of a few families who have adopted children and the process was not easy, in fact at times it can be best described as a battle. BUT, the families were so determined to provide a loving home for the child that they mortgaged homes, jumped through multiple hoops, and never gave up hope. These families took children into their homes and lavishly provided for them, giving them a hope and future. YHWH is no different, He did not give up on you, He chose you and has paid a price for you. His plans for your future are to give you an expectancy and life (Jeremiah 29:11). Being adopted into the Kingdom means that you are saved, accepted, loved, and blessed beyond what you need (not want). I am grateful and eternally thankful to YHWH for adopting me. The price of adoption was the Blood of Yeshua, and now we can approach the Father, Yeshua said, “For I am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody comes to the Father but through Me.”
Louie commented that people who wish to adopt a child lay all they have on the table, their love, commitment, hopes, emotions and costs (finances). These people are willing to give all of this with no guarantee of reciprocation from the child they are adopting. It was this very thought that YHWH, before the beginning of the world, adopted me and you, laying it all down on the altar. He, Abba, made a loving-commitment out of the desire of His heart to have us as His children, and to achieve this Yeshua gave His life that we might be called children of the Most High. We remember this price when we break bread, the Table of adoption, where all was laid down without guarantee, in hope that I would reciprocate this unfailing love through obedience (John 14:23) and fulfil His awesome plan for my life (Jeremiah 29:11-14), accepting His love as unconditional, eternal, and insurmountable.
When last did you, just you…come to the Table and break bread and remember what Yeshua did for you? Thank Abba Father for adopting you, bringing you into safety and protection. Ask the Set-Apart Spirit of Truth to reveal the love YHWH holds for you.
Nothing more…just wanted to share this.