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.
I. M. Haggard is a part-time children's ministry coordinator at an unnamed church somewhere in the western United States. For obvious reasons, her real identity will remain closely guarded. Other names in this ongoing series will either be eliminated or changed to protect the guilty.