Orphan Heart vs. Heart of Sonship

This is part of a message that was preached by Pastor Jeff Davis at Victory Life, Sherman on Saturday night, June 25, 2011 – be blessed!

ORPHAN HEART

vs.

HEART OF SONSHIP

See God as Master

IMAGE OF GOD

See God as a loving Father

Independent/Self-reliant

DEPENDENCY

Interdependent/Acknowledges Need

Live by the love of law

THEOLOGY

Live by the law of love

Insecure / Lack of peace

SECURITY

Rest and peace

Strive for the praise, approval and acceptance of
man


NEED FOR APPROVAL

Totally 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 SERVICE

Service 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 DISCIPLINES

Pleasure 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 others


SELF-IMAGE

Positive 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 COMFORT

Seek times of quietness and solitude to rest in
the Father’s presence and love

Competition, rivalry and jealousy toward others’
success and position

PEER RELATIONSHIP

Humility 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 bad

HANDLING OTHERS’ FAULTS

Love 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 submission


VIEW OF AUTHORITY

Respectful, 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
discipline

VIEW OF ADMONITION

See 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 up on others’
performance as you seek to get your own needs met

EXPRESSION OF LOVE

Open, patient and affectionate as you lay down
your life and agendas in order to meet the needs of others

Conditional and distant

SENSE OF GOD’S PRESENCE

Close and intimate

Bondage

CONDITION

Liberty

Feel like a servant / slave

POSITION

Feel 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.


VISION

To 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!

FUTURE

Sonship releases your inheritance!

 

 

2 comments

  1. Shirah Smith

    the Lord is rocking my world right now by giving me revelation after revelation of my sonship in Him VS. being an orphan or (religious) its so very good to see this chart on here!

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