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July 20, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | July 20

Live As a Son


“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” Ephesians 1:4-5


Becoming like Christ means learning how to live as a son, how to trust your Father so intuitively and implicitly that conscious communication gives way to an internalized symbiotic sonship.  You can go from guessing to knowing what He is feeling and respond to that as your guiding force. You can know His desires as His son; know the look in His eyes, the nod of His head.

Yes, you can be this close.  In God’s mind, you belong to Him.  Consider this belonging to be the distinction between vocational worship and relational sonship.  One flow is time and people driven. The other flow is presence and Father driven.  One is public process of mutual partnership and investment in a co-mission.  The other is a masculine dance of soul and knowledge between Father and son.  According to the Scriptures, both of these dynamic relationships are meaning oriented, but only one is personal, extending into the realm of a family tie that binds closer than all others.

Jesus Christ was tight with his Dad and they loved to make each other smile.  That’s sonship.  This is our prime example of his uncommon connection of reciprocity between two souls.

So, Son, get to know “the look.” And walk like your Dad.

Father, It’s so amazing, You the creator of the universe, You are the same Father who walks with me and smiles at me all the time. Wow!


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