Living as God's Child

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift — a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen. Max’s message is simple: God loves you; let him. Max serves the people of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he has been on staff since 1988. He preaches and writes to... Read More

We never outgrow our need for a father’s love. We were wired to receive it! May I tell you just a bit about that love? Listen closely. The words I give you are God’s. Don’t filter, resist or deflect them. Just receive them.

My child, I want you in my new kingdom. I have swept away your offenses like the morning clouds, your sins like the morning mist. I have redeemed you. The transaction is sealed; the matter is settled. I God, have made my choice. I have chosen you to be part of my forever family.

God will never let you go. You belong to him. He wants to be your Father. All your efforts to win his affection are unnecessary. All your fears of losing his affection are needless. The adoption is irreversible. Accept your place as God’s adopted child.