It is our faith in Jesus Christ that qualifies us as children of God. When we believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who did all of this so that we could be saved, we are accepting the new life He has given us. This is a life of redemption; a life as sons and daughters of God, whom we became separated from after the Fall of man. We have now come into a life of righteousness and holiness.
And we pray:
Thank You, Lord, for setting me free from the power sin had over my life. I have chosen to leave my old, sinful self and I am fully focused on walking in the life of righteousness and holiness You have called me to live, through Your Son – Jesus Christ. Thank You, Father, that You are always there to reinforce my faith when anyone/anything tries to move/tell me otherwise. My eyes will remain fixed on You, O Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.