Daughter or Slave?

Lesson 1: Daughter or Slave? You are a daughter and not a slave.

Genesis 21:10 And she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that slave woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

What’s the difference between  a daughter and a slave?

Embrace the spirit of adoption

Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father”

  • Partake in the same inheritance, family, treatment, privileges…He chose to give us the same rights and privileges he gave the Israelites.
  • Romans 8:17 “children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

The danger of guilt

  • A person who deals with guilt behaves like a slave and not a daughter.
  • Don’t allow thoughts from past experiences to come back.
  • Don’t begin building walls so that others will not be able to detect the truth behind.
  • Don’t entertain thoughts that can be used as mechanisms to try to protect yourself.

Living as a daughter

Psalm 2:8 “Ask of me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession.

James 4:3 “You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”

Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Reflection:

  1. When we are slaves, we constantly have a fear of losing our place or position (leaders, mothers, wives, daughters, employment, etc.) Do you feel like a slave in any of these areas?
  2. The enemy has tried to make you feel ashamed of your past mistakes. In what areas of your life are you still dealing with shame and guilt?
  3. God has extended His mercy to us, in spite of our sins. By His grace He loved and adopted us as His daughters. Have you embraced your heavenly Father’s adoption?
  4. When we are adopted, we receive the same legal rights as a legitimate daughter. What are the rights that you have already acquired and which ones are you still missing?

Got this from the book The Women in the Ministry

Book introduction:

  • A woman who feels loved has a great sense of self-worth.
  • When a woman feels appreciated, her internal beauty flourishes externally.

 

What happens when we go to ministry?

  • We begin to feel alive because we have been accepted by the Lord to labor in what He has entrusted us to do.
  • Prov. 24:5 A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength.
  • When we are stronger, we begin to influence and motivate others.

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3 thoughts on “Daughter or Slave?

  1. This is so true “A woman who feels loved has a great sense of self-worth” and “When a woman feels appreciated, her internal beauty flourishes externally.”. Sometimes we just need a little appreciation and support to keep us motivated to do the things that we want. If we’re loved we tend to give and love more.

  2. The only way to work with joy talaga is if you feel loved and appreciated. There are times, that I just feel ‘forced’ to do the work which makes the result of low quality. But when you do it joyfully, you can see the difference.

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