One thing God believes about us is that we are His children. 1 John 3:1 reminds us of that by saying, ‘How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.’
When we start to view ourselves as God’s children and not simply followers, it brings a certain intimacy that will transform how we live out the things God has called us to do. Instead of being obedient to God from a place of duty, it becomes a place of love. Suddenly living a life that is pleasing to God becomes so much more desirable.