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“He said to him, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37-39).

Has anyone ever told you that you look like your mom or your dad? Maybe you have their eyes, you have their smile, or you walk like they do. Even if you’ve never met your parents or you were adopted, you still have physical traits from your biological parents. That’s just how biology works—it’s in your DNA.

Spiritual biology, however, works a little differently. We are made in the image of God, so to some extent, we look like Him physically, but you can look like someone and be nothing like them. When we were adopted into God’s family, we became spiritually joined to Him, and certain changes within us are meant to take place.

If you walk into a room of strangers—say some people who your parents went to school with—there’s a good chance they will know whose child you are just by the resemblance.

But would they see the resemblance of God? Do the people in your life see the resemblance to your Father? Can they tell you’re His child?

This is the biology of the Spirit. He changes you.

Our new devotional series is titled “Our DNA” because as children of God, we have the DNA of the Holy Spirit running in our veins, and we have a divine destiny and a holy calling to bring others into this family. Everyone is an orphan until they find their home in Him.

We are chosen to change the world through our values, our motives, and our actions. We carry the DNA of heaven, and the people in our lives should look at us and notice that there’s something different about us. We think differently, we forgive differently, and we love differently. Every person in our lives should look at us and see that we have something special.

Can they see the resemblance?

You are part of a family that has done and will do great things for the Lord. Our Father’s heartbeat is for family, for community, for communion—it runs in our veins. You cut us open, this is what we bleed.

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