“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16 (NIV)
Our verse selected today reminds of on an important work of the Holy Spirit. When we believe and accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are brought into the family of God. God puts within us His Holy Spirit to live in our hearts. It is the Holy Spirit who makes the knowledge of our joining the family of God very real to us. Others might tell us this fact and we can read about being children of God but in order for it to become really meaningful for you and I we need to hear it from the Holy Spirit. How wonderful that the Spirit of God Almighty witnesses to us that we are His children. There need be no question about it and no doubt at all. Let's just listen to Him and let Him convince us each day that we have been adopted and full members of God's family of love.