“Adopted and Sealed”
By God’s Word I seek to live each day
By His Spirit I’m adopted and sealed
A joy stirs my heart that’s here to stay
Knowledge of His Truth to me revealed
Now it’s through a darkened lens I see
Existence bound up in time and space
Far from here, an eternal reality for me
Forever to look upon my Savior’s face
His promises to me are true and sure
Reminding me of His grace and love
To be sanctified; to be holy and pure
Is the desire of one born from above
Ephesians 1:5-6 (NASB)
5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB)
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Galatians 4:6-7 (NASB)
6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
Romans 8:16 (NASB)
16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God