Jesus has a perfect relationship with His Father.
Jesus was assured of His Father’s love for Him. He knew that His Father loved and accepted Him. He knew that His Father heard Him when He prayed. We see the confidence He had in that relationship in the pages of the Gospels.
A terrible misconception among God’s children is that God loves us less than He loves Jesus. We view ourselves as unworthy and unlovable. We think that God will not open Himself up to us the way He did to Jesus when He was on earth. The truth is that God sees us exactly the same way He sees Jesus.
“By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He (Jesus) is, so also are we in this world,” (1 John 4:17).
We are not the stepchildren of our Heavenly Father.
When He adopted us into His family through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ He gave us equal standing with Jesus.
“And raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus,” (Ephesians 2:6-7).
Seeing ourselves the way God sees us, in Christ, is a key to being like Christ. We need to know that we have the same access to our Heavenly Father that Jesus had in His time on earth. The same Holy Spirit Jesus had lives within us. We can have the same confidence Jesus had. We can live the same kind of life Jesus did: a life that showed the world the love and power of God. It all hinges on how we think about ourselves.
God has raised us up and seated us with Jesus in heavenly places. He sees us as His beloved son and daughters. If our Heavenly Father sees us that way, why would we view ourselves as anything less?