#Write31Days: Day 30 Scripture

You guys! Day 30! I only have one more day in this challenge and it’s been real!

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I hope that you all have enjoyed reading along with the series and that you have at least gleaned some information. I will be back in November with my regular posts, but I will probably be taking it a little more slow since…new baby and all.

Home Sweet Life: Ephesians 5:1-2:

Today is the final Scripture Sunday, so let’s dive right in!

In review, I have posted the last six points in previous blog posts that can be found here, here and here:

  1. Adoption involves purposeful planning
  2. Adoption requires the right qualifications
  3. Adoption is costly
  4. Adoption saves children from terrible situations
  5. Adoption involves a legal change
  6. Adoption involves the spirit of sonship

Today I’m concluding the series with these two points:

7. Adoption transforms the child in every way

When a child is taken into a family, or adopted, they start to take on the mannerisms of the family. They will learn the routine, the expectations and even some of the behaviors (like always being late…what? Not the Hines!)

When we are adopted spiritually, this happens too. We receive the Holy Spirit and become transformed, hopefully expressing all of this in the fruits of the Spirit.

We begin to walk according to the will of the Father, bear the marks of the Father and imitate the Father —Ephesians 5:1

8. Adoption gives the child the right to be an heir of the Father

When a child is adopted into a family, they are heirs. They are seen as the rightful children of the parents, and anything that the parent legally leaves behind will be theirs.

Spiritually, we have this incredible blessing of being Christ’s heirs as well. We are given the privileges and blessings that come with being an heir of the Father of glory! We have a glorious inheritance- God himself, and dwelling with Him for eternity. It is a struggle here on earth before this inheritance is fulfilled, but it will be worth it in the end!

 

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about foster care or adoption from foster care as I go through this series, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can leave a comment or send an email. At the end of the series, I will have a Q&A day and will be answering any questions I receive throughout the month.

Previous posts:

Day 1: Introduction

Day 2: Meet the Hines

Day 3: Shop Feature: Karla Storey

Day 4: Why We Chose to Foster

Day 5: The Process

Day 6: The Cast of Characters

Day 7: The Paperwork

Day 8: The Goal is Reunification

Day 9: Reflections

Day 10: Shop Feature: Ransomed Cuffs

Day 11: The Placement

Day 12: The Daily Life

Day 13: The Extra’s

Day 14: Bonding

Day 15: The Goodbye

Day 16: Reflection

Day 17: Shop Feature: Together we Rise

Day 18: Finances

Day 19: Rules

Day 20: Foster or Foster to Adopt

Day 21: Public Agency or Private Agency

Day 22: Books/Resources/Blogs

Day 23: Reflections

Day 24: Shop Feature: The Archibald Project

Day 25: How You Can Be Supportive

Day 26: How You Can Be Involved

Day 27: Myths on Why You Can’t Do It

Day 28: Frequently Asked Questions/Q&A

Day 29: Conclusion

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