We live in intimacy with our loving Heavenly Father so that our lives embrace heaven’s perspective.

The Bible teaches us that God is not counting our sins against us (2 Corinthians: 5:19), that He has forgiven us from all our wrongdoings (Colossians 2:13), that Jesus was the sacrifice offered once and for all time for our sins (Hebrews 10:12) and that we are to be dead to sin and alive to God (Romans 6:11). Therefore it seems clear to us that God is no longer dealing with our sin, but with our identity.

He is calling us up into our new identity in Christ as Sons and Daughters of God. He is far more interested in what we are missing by way of revelation of who we are in Christ than He is in calling out what is wrong with us.

Consequently we are learning to posture ourselves as humble dependent children before an abundant and extravagant Father who loves to supply everything we need. Children of God have the ability to hear His voice and are empowered by the Spirit to respond to His leading. We acknowledge He has given us everything we need to succeed in life, to grow in maturity, make good choices and take responsibility for our actions (self-governing).

As opposed to spiritual orphans, children of God live from a position of favour, love, acceptance, authority and abundance instead of performing to attain what Christ has already won for them.

(1 John 3:1-2; John 1:12-13; Romans 8:14-21; Galatians 3:26-29, 4:6-17; Ephesians 1:3-14; Luke 11:9-13; Matthew 12:50; 18:3-4; 2 Corinthians: 5:19; Colossians 2:13; Hebrews 10:12; Romans 6:11)