First, let's look at what Scripture says about you, and then take some time to respond to God's word in faith. Galatians 4:6-7 says, "And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!' So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God." Finally, 2 Corinthians 6:18 says, "And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty." Through adoption into God's family you are now a co-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17 says that we are God's children, "and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ." You were born again into God's family when you asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior.
So what does it mean to be God's child? What does it mean to be a co-heir with Christ? It means that all that is God's is yours. He shares with you his Kingdom. You have a Father who absolutely loves spending time with you. His love is pervasive, powerful and freely given. You no longer need to worry about whether you have a place in this world. There's no need to concern yourself with whether you will have clothes or food. You no longer have to live in pursuit of the opinions of those around you. He doesn't take being your Father lightly. He takes complete ownership of his responsibility. He will strengthen you, teach you, develop you and give you a life of passion and meaning. To be the child of God is to be loved, liked and completely cared for.
So how can you live in response to God's word? How can you get out of the mindset of an orphan? Romans 10:17 says that "faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."You have heard the word of the Lord today. You are his child. He promises to provide for you. So have faith! Faith isn't something you just conjure up. It's a response to God's faithfulness. God has and will be faithful to you. Allow his word to stir up faith within you today. Live in response to his promises and allow the peace and joy of being God's child to lay an unshakable foundation for you today.