Fear of punishment for the penalty of sin enslaves and isolates, but perfect love – the love of Christ – drives out fear. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17)! The Holy Spirit has adopted you into God’s own family. Hear the voice of the Spirit within you confirming this amazing Truth. Welcome to His family – His household – His flock! Behold the intimacy and access we now have through Jesus to our heavenly Father – our Abba – our Daddy. See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God (1 John 3:1)! You are His. Like a child running to sit in his father’s lap, draw near with confidence and boldness to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16).