Adopted

Good Morning,

Hope you are all well rested and ready for a new day. HIs mercy is fresh and new this morning for you and I.

Yesterday morning we heard part 1 of our new series called "Adopted Not Rejected" by Pastor Mona.

Eph. 1:4-5 NIV “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—”

Pastor Mona shared that "adoption is the gracious act of God wherein He makes justified
sinners His beloved children. It is to receive God's name and to have access to God's throne, His mercy, His protection, His provision, His discipline, and His promise to never abandon us.
Adoption is the result of a Father’s Love, a Father’s Choice and a Father’s Sacrifice."

I don't know about you, but I know that I struggle with issues of rejection that stems all the way back from when I was a baby in my mother's womb. As life when on, time and time again that rejection message from others got confirmed over and over again and as we heard yesterday I developed a rejection mindset. Rejection is extremely painful and it really has it's negative effects in one's life, especially if it's not recognized. However, when we read Ephesians 1:4-5 and we see that God adopted us and chose to do so before we were even born and that it gave him pleasure to do so, it should warm our hearts and comfort us to know that!

Knowing how much God loves us and that He Chose us and sacrificed for us is one thing, but really getting that truth into the depths of our hearts is a game changer. When we know that we know that we KNOW who He is and how He sees us will change the way we see life and how we do life. It really isn't about head knowledge, it's about heart transformation, which dispels the lies of the enemy who wants to keep us locked up in a toxic rejection mindset.

Jesus, I pray for myself and my brothers and sisters who might be struggling in this area. Expose the lies, removed the blinders, help us see the depths of pain areas that might be blocked when it comes to rejection, so we can heal and move past this. Help us know who you are and who we are in you as sons and daughters of the most high.

Have a good day! Blessings,

Ashley

7 Comments


Maegan - October 16th, 2023 at 7:51am

Thanks Ashley! Good refresher and reminder for us today! Learning to walk out of that rejection mindset can’t be hard and painful but I’m so thankful that God us with us through every step and comforting us through it all. It’s comforting to know that he’s there with me and that he NEVER rejected me even in my mess

Line - October 16th, 2023 at 8:36am

Thanks Ashley! That message yesterday speak loudly to me. I have to remember that God love me more than ever. Need to replace the lies of the enemy for the truth. God never leave me nor forsake me. It is what God says about me not what people says about me. My mind set need to be change. Need God big time every day. Need to remember that He do love me no matter what ,that I am a victorious woman, I am more than a conqueror and that I am not a slaves or a victim. Have a great day. 🙂❤️

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:46pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing Dot!!

DOROTHY SAVOIE - October 16th, 2023 at 10:20am

Yes that message yesterday is so Powerful.With God s help I am victorious....I did have lots of rejections.That is why I was looking for lots of love...hugs...I was craving for it.What a battle.Finaly God had His place in me first.Today I am greatful even if I was so brooken in pieces.NOw I can understand others.Beeing so abused your head gets mixed up.I aint a victim anymore.THANKS

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:46pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing Dot!!

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:46pm

Amen Line! Thanks for sharing 👍 😊

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:46pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing Dot!!

DOROTHY SAVOIE - October 16th, 2023 at 10:20am

Yes that message yesterday is so Powerful.With God s help I am victorious....I did have lots of rejections.That is why I was looking for lots of love...hugs...I was craving for it.What a battle.Finaly God had His place in me first.Today I am greatful even if I was so brooken in pieces.NOw I can understand others.Beeing so abused your head gets mixed up.I aint a victim anymore.THANKS

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:46pm

Wow! Thanks for sharing Dot!!

annette - October 17th, 2023 at 5:30am

I need to allow my heart to guide me more. When I allow my stubborn head to take action, it's not a good position to be standing in!

Ashley - October 17th, 2023 at 9:47pm

Our heads and hearts need to align with the Truth ❤️ Thanks for sharing Annette 👍

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