Please begin by reading 1 John 3:1-10

Having children has had the biggest impact on my life. They needed me for everything, especially when they were little. As infants, every function of their life depended on my provision. If we didn’t care for them properly they could have died.

One day one of my children got mad at me and said they didn’t want to be my child anymore. I told them that it was impossible for them not to be my child. They said when they grow up and have their own life they won’t be my child anymore; I said impossible. They said when I die, then I won’t be their dad anymore; I said impossible. They said when they die, they won’t be my child anymore; I said impossible. They said when they get BIG and have their own children, then they won’t be my child anymore; I said impossible. They finally got frustrated and asked what they could do to not be my child anymore and I said, “Nothing!” They were born into my family, into my life, created by me. They are mine forever. Not even death can separate me from my children.

God has the same perspective for His children. Romans 8:38-39 tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. How great the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! We are in Christ and that means we are eternally bound to the Father. His desire is that His children stay in His presence and realize that in His presence is true, abundant, and full LIFE!

Read 1 John 3:1-10
1) What does it mean to you to be called a “child of God”?
2) How does the hope of being like Christ purify us? (v.3)
3) How can we be in Christ and yet keep sinning?
4) How can you show that you are a “child of God” this week during your project?

Day 4 of 7 from the 2020 Mission Discovery Devotional