Game Changers | Free Agent Pickup

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
In a sport franchise athletes were once on a team for life. They signed up with a city or a state team and played their entire career with that team.  A franchise player was one who dedicated their career to a single team.  Later in the sport’s world, players began shopping around for better opportunities and coaches began looking at ways to increase their talent pool. The name “free agent” became the term used because they were not committed to one team. A team or franchise picked up a free agent and blended them into their team. In essence, they adopted them into their sports family even though they started in another sports family.
God loves us so much and wants us to be a part of His family. Paul uses the term adoption because we are not biological children of God but born of the Spirit of God. Paul reminds us it gives God great pleasure to be one of His children. And just like biological children we will receive an inheritance from our Heavenly Father.  God chooses us as free agents to join His team (family) but he doesn’t force us. He simply offers the invitation. May we all recognize this day that we are children of God. May we all receive our Kingdom inheritance and share the inheritance with others.

Questions To Consider:

  1. When you hear the phrase “child of God” what does that mean to you?
  2. What is your definition of adoption? How does one incorporate a non-biological son or daughter into the family?
  3. What is our inheritance as children of God?