Gather the family, find a quiet place alone, or get with a friend or spouse and think about the following:

Our identity, who we are, really, is an important thing to understand. In a world that tries to define who we are by what we do, what we look like, what we are good at, or how much we have, it’s important to know who God says we really are.

  • Why do you think it’s so important to know who God says you are?
  • How does knowing who God says you are help you live your life?

In Ephesians 5:1-14, Paul tells us that we are adopted by God through faith in Jesus.

  • Do you know someone who has been adopted or has adopted someone? What does it mean to be adopted?

Paul shares that our adoption by God through our faith in Jesus brings certain things to our life.  Take some time to think about how these things make a difference in our lives.

Because of my adoption, I have:

  1. A new identity.
  2. A new father.
  3. A new family.
  4. A new future.
  • Which of these would you say means the most to you? Which has made the biggest difference in your life?
  • How does being adopted by God help us understand who we are? How do these things make a difference in how we live?

Take some time to pray that God would help you to know who you are, really – your true identity in Christ. Pray that God would remind you each day that you are a son or daughter of the King of the universe!  Pray that He would help you live based upon who you are in Christ and what God desires you to do.