God’s Promise: I Am a Child of God and Know God

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God’s Promise: I Am a Child of God and Know God

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.The Surprising Joy of Embracing God's Promises

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

1 John 4:7 NLT

Steps on Your Journey to Embrace God’s Faithfulness:

  • The Message says, “My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God.”
  • Examine the two promises in this verse, asking God to reveal to you what He wants you to see from each.
  • The first promise is you are a child of God. Consider what it means to be God’s child.
    • The Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, chose to adopt you as His child. What does Romans 8:15 (ESV) tell you? “You did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’”
    • God loves you completely. Take time to meditate on what that means. If you didn’t have a good relationship with your earthly father, you may struggle to accept God’s love. Ask Him to reveal more of His love to you.
    • As God’s child, you have the full rights as His child, with the same access to God the Father that Jesus has. You can come boldly into His presence anytime, knowing you are loved and accepted.
    • What does Galatians 3:26 (NLT) add? “You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
  • The second promise is you know God. What a privilege! He allows us to get to know Him. Just as in any relationship, it takes spending time together to develop intimacy. How much time do you spend with Him? Is your relationship with Him a priority for you? Why or why not?
  • These promises have a condition that must be met: we continue to love others. Are there people you struggle to love? Ask God for His help to love them as He loves you.
  • I became a child of God when I was eleven years old. However it’s been a lifelong process getting to know God intimately. I’m sure I won’t be finished this side of Heaven.
  • Say this out loud as your declaration: “I am a child of God and I know God.”

A Prayer for You:

Lord, I am so blessed to be Your child and to be able to know You as my Father. Open my heart to understand Your love in new ways. I want to be changed as I learn to live confidently in Your love.


Excerpted from The Surprising Joy of Embracing God’s Promises. This devotional has 365 daily reminders of God’s faithfulness. Available on Amazon and our web.

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