Saturday, July 30, 2016

He Loves Me Like...

In God’s eyes, we are little children.  After all, a day with the Lord is a thousand years, and a thousand years is as a day…so by that standard, even someone that lives a good, long life – we never even live to be a day old! “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”  2 Peter 3:8

Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.  Mark 10:15

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Matthew 19:14

Salvation requires child-like faith, upon salvation we are called the children of God.  “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”  Galatians 3:26

As His children, He wants us to know that we can always go to Him.
Now, as moms, let’s think of the things we know about children
  1. They need to feel loved
  2. They are dependent
  3. They don’t understand everything
  4. They need comfort
  5. They need security
  6. They need nourishment
  7. They need sunlight
  8. They need sleep
  9. They are learning
  10. They are growing
  11. They cry when they need something
  12. They cry when they want something
  13. They cry when they’re tired
  14. They cry when they’re hungry
  15. They make messes
  16. They ask for help, especially when they don’t want to do something
  17. They try to do things they are not ready to do
  18. They are sponges that absorb everything they see and hear
  19. They can be easily deceived, tricked, or fooled
  20. We know they will fight, argue, and not always get along with their siblings


This is what we are…children!  We are all of those things to God, but we don’t always think about it, or even believe it…but it is true just the same!

Now, God is our Father – so let’s think about how He might feel about us

  1. God loves us, Romans 8:38, 39 – “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  2.  He created us and loves it when we depend on Him
  3. He gives us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in His time, as we’re ready
  4. “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.”
  5. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
  6. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
  7. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
  8. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
  9. He teaches us through His Word
  10. He gives us His Word that we may grow thereby
  11. He gave Himself and died for our sins because of His love for us – “while we were yet sinners Christ died for us”
  12. He hears our cries and bottles our tears
  13. He meets our needs
  14. He promises to answer our prayers when we ask according to His Will
  15. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
  16. He put Romans 8:28 in the Bible to let us know that even when we mess up, good can come from it
  17. He gives us trials and then gives us the strength to go through them
  18. He warns us to “come out from among them and be ye separate” from the worldly influences that would endanger us
  19. He gives us the Holy Spirit to protect us, who will lead us to all truth
  20. He wants us to love one another

With that said, let’s remember that we are children, we need our Heavenly Father, and just like we long to hear from our children, God longs to hear from us.  Just as we long to have our children want to spend time with us when they’re grown, He wants us to want to spend time with Him. Just as we are pleased when our children do right and “make us proud,” God is pleased when we honor Him, but loves us just as fiercely even when we don’t – because He knows we’re children and that we make mistakes.

So, ladies, every morning, remember that you’re a child.  Go to your Father and get the help you need for the day.  Relish in the fact that He loves you unconditionally.  Accept that you’re a child that is dependent…believe it or not, that is very liberating.  So, live, laugh, love, and let God be your Abba, Father!

My Father has a great big family.
And there are many children besides me.
If you're wondering how He divides His time,
let me say I never stand in line.

He loves me like I was His only child,
never felt so loved before.
I could never ask for more.
He loves me like I was His only child. God really loves me.
Yes, He really loves me.
He loves me like I was His only child.

He never favors me above the rest.
But I can't help but feel that I am blessed.
He treats me best I often say.
But all my Father's children feel that way!


Have a wonderful day!

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