The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit that we received is not a spirit that makes us slaves again and causes us to fear. The Spirit that we have makes us God’s chosen children. And with that Spirit we cry out, “ Abba , Father.” And the Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure that we are God’s children. Romans 8:14-16 ERV http://bible.com/406/rom.8.14-16.ERV
Let Your Spirit lead me & He doesn't enslave me or leave me fearful! But He makes me Your son by Your choice & I freely cry out to U: “Papa”! And the Spirit himself speaks to our spirits and makes us sure that we are God’s children.
The only thing in my way was fear! I needed to experience the depth & dependability of U - the fullness of Your love of me & the thoroughness of Your commitment to me! U have faithfully & patiently pursued me throughout my life, leading me, freeing me, choosing me & lovingly pulling me up onto Your lap to help me know I was Your “favorite” (as each of us is)! And the Holy Spirit himself speaks to me - my Spirit - to make me sure I know I am Your child!
My fear has melted & is melting away! U are loving me into all of this & so much more! I resist, reject & throw out fear and run into Your arms over & over again to soak in Your love so I may become totally saturated in it & with it!