Orphan Son Spirit

THE SPIRIT OF AN ORPHAN THE SPIRIT OF SONSHIP
See God as MasterIMAGE OF GODSee God as a loving Father
Independent / Self-reliantDEPENDENCYInterdependent / Acknowledges Need
Live by the Love of LawTHEOLOGYLive by the Law of Love
Insecure / Lack peaceSECURITYRest and Peace
Strive for the praise, approval, and
acceptance of man
NEED FOR APPROVALTotally accepted in God’s love and justified by grace
A need for personal achievement as you
seek to impress God and others, or no
motivation to serve at all
MOTIVE FOR SERVICEService that is motivated by a deep gratitude for being unconditionally loved and accepted by God
Duty and earning God’s favor or no
motivation at all
MOTIVE BEHIND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINESPleasure and delight
“Must” be holy to have God’s favor, thus
increasing a sense of shame and guilt
MOTIVE FOR PURITY“Want to” be holy; do not want anything to hinder intimate relationship with God
Self-rejection from comparing yourself to othersSELF-IMAGEPositive and affirmed because you know you have such value to God
Seek comfort in counterfeit affections:
addictions, compulsions, escapism,
busyness, hyper-religious activity
SOURCE OF COMFORTSeek times of quietness and solitude
to rest in the Father’s presence and
love
Competition, rivalry, and jealousy toward others’ success and positionPEER RELATIONSHIPSHumility and unity as you value others and are able to rejoice in their blessings and success
Accusation and exposure in order to make yourself look good by making others look badHANDLING OTHERS’ FAULTSLove covers as you seek to restore others in a spirit of love and gentleness
See authority as a source of pain; distrustful toward them and lack a heart attitude of submissionVIEW OF AUTHORITYRespectful, honoring; you see them as ministers of God for good in your life
Difficulty receiving admonition; you must be right so you easily get your feelings hurt and close your spirit to disciplineVIEW OF ADMONITIONSee the receiving of admonition as a
blessing and need in your life so that your faults and weaknesses are exposed and put to death
Guarded and conditional; based upon others’ performance as you seek to get your own needs metEXPRESSION OF LOVEOpen, patient, and affectionate as you lay your life and agendas down in order to meet the needs of others
Conditional & DistantSENSE OF GOD’S PRESENCEClose & Intimate
BondageCONDITIONLiberty
Feel like a Servant/SlavePOSITIONFeel like a Son/Daughter
Spiritual ambition; the earnest desire for
some spiritual achievement and distinction and the willingness to strive for it; a desire to be seen and counted among the mature.
VISIONTo daily experience the Father’s unconditional love and acceptance and then be sent as a representative of His love to family and others.
Fight for what you can get!FUTURESonship releases your inheritance!