Love Letter From God

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. – Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. – Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways. – Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. – Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image. – Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being. – Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. – Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. – Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. – Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.
– Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. – Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. – Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me. – John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. – 1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. – 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. – 1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. – Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. – Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. – James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. – Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. – Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.
– Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you. – Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. – Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. – Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. – Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. – Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires. – Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. – Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager. – 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. – Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb; I have carried you close to my heart. – Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. – Revelation 21:3-4
And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. – Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. – John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. – John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being. – Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. – Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. – 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. – 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. – Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. – 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. – Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. – Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. – Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is… Will you be my child? – John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. – Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad Almighty God

God Is Our Source

I’ve been reminded of a favorite verse from “Before the Throne of God Above” …

“When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upwards I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin.
For the sinless Savior died
That my sinful soul may be counted free.
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.”

You can change those first two lines to…

“When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the negatives circumstances around me…”

We still need to keep looking up to God for…

“Though Satan should buffet
Though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And has shed His own blood for my soul.”
(From “It Is Well With My Soul”)

May you not waver in believing God’s promise. In fact, let your faith grow stronger, and in this bring glory to God. May you be fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises. Amen (from Rom 4:20-21)

 

Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits.

Someone Else

Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone’s passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person’s share of the work.

Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone’s list, “Let Someone Else do it.” Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; “Someone Else can work with that group.”

It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our church. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference.

Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do.

Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did?

When you are asked to help in your local church this year, remember — they can’t depend on Someone Else anymore. Many hands make little work!

Prayer: Father let me be someone you can count on and not someone else. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!

Happy Valentines Day

As Your share greetings with loved ones today remember that You are loved by God.
 
• But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved…. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
 
• For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
 
• See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. (1 John 3:1)
 
• I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3)
 
• In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
(1 John 4:10)
 
• But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
 
• For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
 
And there are so much more for you in God’s Word, the Bible.

The Holy Alphabet

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The Holy Alphabet

Although things are not perfect

Because of trial or pain

Continue in thanksgiving

Do not begin to blame.

Even when the times are hard

Fierce winds are bound to blow

God is forever able

Hold on to what you know.

Imagine life without His love

Joy would cease to be,

Keep thanking Him for all the things

Love imparts to thee.

Move out of “Camp Complaining”

No weapon that is known

On earth can yield the power

Praise can do alone.

Quit looking at the future

Redeem the time at hand

Start every day with worship

To “thank” is a command.

Until we see Him coming

Victorious in the sky

We’ll run the race with gratitude

Xalting God Most High.

Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but…

Zion waits in glory…where none are ever sad!

Author unknown

Christmas Gift Suggestions

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Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
To Jesus, all.

God’s Beauty Tips

God’s Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others.

To lose weight, let go of stress, hatred, anger, discontentment, and the need to control others.

To improve your ears, listen to the Word of God.

For poise, walk with knowledge and self-esteem.

To strengthen your arms, hug at least 3 people a day; touch someone with your love.

To strengthen your heart, forgive yourself and others.

For the ultimate in business, casual or evening attire, put on the robe of Christ; it fits like a glove but allows room for growth.

Best of all, it never goes out of style and is appropriate for any occasion.

Doing these things on a daily basis will certainly make you a more beautiful person.

– Author Unknown

The Many Names of CHRIST

The Many Names of CHRIST

To the ARTIST He is the One Altogether Lovely.

To the ARCHITECT He is the Chief Corner Stone.

To the BAKER He is the Living Bread.

To the BANKER He is the Hidden Treasure.

To the BIOLOGIST He is the Life.

To the BUILDER He is the Sure Foundation.

To the CARPENTER He is the Door.

To the DOCTOR He is the Great Physician.

To the EDUCATOR He is the Great Teacher.

To the ENGINEER He is the New and Living Way.

To the FLORIST He is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley.

To the GEOLOGIST He is the Rock of Ages.

To the HORTICULTURIST He is the True Vine.

To the JUDGE He is the Righteous Judge, the Judge of All Men.

To the JEWELER He is the Pearl of Great Price.

To the LAWYER He is the Counselor, the Lawgiver, the Advocate.

To the NEWSPAPER He is the Good Tidings of Great Joy.

To the OCULIST He is the Light of the Eyes.

To the PHILANTHROPIST He is the Unspeakable Gift.

To the PHILOSOPHER He is the Wisdom of God.

To the PREACHER He is the Word of God.

To the SCULPTOR He is the Living Stone.

To the SERVANT He is the Good Master.

To the STATESMAN He is the Desire of All Nations.

To the STUDENT He is the Incarnate Truth.

To the THEOLOGIAN He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

To the TOILER He is the Giver of Rest.

To the SINNER He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the World.

To the CHRISTIAN He is the Son of the Living God, the Savior, the Redeemer and the Lord.

To me…HE is all of this and more,

HE is my everything, my all in all.

HE is more than LIFE to me,

~MY SOON COMING KING~

What is He to you?