“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

I’m amazed by the relationship that God desires to have with us! I traded slavery to the things of the world for a place in God’s family. I’m no longer a slave, but an heir – a daughter of the King! I have no cause to fear for His arms are outstretched inviting me to stop for a moment to consider how valuable I really am to Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, You want only the very best for Your children. Your Word has reassured me today that I can rest secure in You. Amen!

Devotion by Julie Long


Julie is a writer who would rather read, a speaker who would rather listen, a joyful wife to Peter, and a determined mother of two. She is the More to Life director and editor of Reflections Magazine UPCI.


  1. Vivian Oliver

    True my sister. I trust Him with my uttermost being. He is the source of my strength. Love, Vivian