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Identity Crisis Week 4- Day 4

Lynn Bettes Identity Crisis Devotional

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone… in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Ephesians [2:19]-22

Finding out the details of our family of origin is a huge trend today. People want to know where they came from, what family they belong to, and all the specific details.

Today’s text reminds Christ followers that while we are born into a physical family, it is not our true and eternal family. Christians are part of the family of God. It’s a family that is different from the rest of the world. It’s a family that has a special purpose on this earth—to become a dwelling place in which God lives by His Spirit.

What an incredible truth to consider! If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ, you are no longer a citizen of this world. You are a member of God’s family!

Today, take a moment to ask God how you can dive deeper into your spiritual family. At Woodside Bible Church, the primary way you
can experience this is in a group. Visit woodsidebible.org/Groups to
learn more.

PRAY
Heavenly Father, thank You for adopting me into Your family. Work in me so that I can continue to become a temple and a holy dwelling place for You. Please show me what it means to be part of a spiritual family. Amen.

FOR FURTHER READING
2 Corinthians [5:11]-21