All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
Toni Birdsong is a partner in Birdsong Creative, a graphics, marketing, and Web firm in Franklin, Tennessee. She’s served as a reporter and editor for several newspapers and as a communications specialist for the Walt Disney Company. She’s authored more than 2,000 articles and currently provides marketing content and social media strategy for businesses. She lives a blessed life with her husband Troy and their amazing kids Zane and Olivia. They worship at Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, where Toni also serves as the church’s social media strategist.