“We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.” Oswald Chambers
I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. Genesis 12:2 New International Version.
What does God bless us with?
God gives us a loving heart so that we will bless others with love. The more you give your love to others, the more God will give His love to you.
Talk about a win, win situation ey?
Now what does it mean that your name will be great?
It does not mean you will be a superstar here on earth.
It means that your name will be great in heaven.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 New International Version.
Just as Jesus has shared His love with us, so too are we to share our love with others. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for the wonderful blessing of Your treasured love. Thank you my beloved for the opportunities to share this divine love with others. I give thanks for this cherished gift in the name of He who loved us first Jesus Christ. Amen
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“One great concern I have is that many of today’s Christians are not taking the Word of God seriously. For whatever reason, the Scriptures do not have authority in the Christian’s life in the way that is necessary for him or her to live a life to the glory of God.” A. W. Tozer
The energy of the flesh can run bazaars, organize amusements, and raise millions; but it is the presence of the Holy Spirit that makes a Temple of the Living God. Samuel Chadwick
“But God’s justice stands forever against the sinner in utter severity.
The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions. It hushes their fears and allows them to practice all pleasant forms of iniquity while death draws every day nearer and the command to repent goes unregarded.
As responsible moral beings we dare not so trifle with our eternal future.” A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
“There is unwavering peace today when an uncertain tomorrow is trusted to an unchanging God.” Ann Voskamp
God the Father loves us just as much as He loves His Son, Jesus Christ.
Since that is a true statement can we ever have another anxious thought or rebellious attitude toward Him?
Because our heavenly Father loves us with such love as He has for His Son He will not let us want for anything good in His divine will. He will take care of us in the very best possible manner (Psa. 23:1; Eph. 1:3). It is absolutely safe to put our trust in a perfect Father.
“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust” (Psalm 103:13-14).
It is only in the revelation of God by the Lord Jesus Christ that the idea of God the Father is fully developed.
The title “Father” is a distinguishing feature in the New Testament in the teaching of Jesus, especially in the Gospel of John. He reveals Jehovah God as Father. He is not the Father of all men, but only those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. “No one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).
There is a distinction between God as our Creator and as Father to the believer.
We have been adopted and placed as His full-grown children in His family. He chose us to be His children; therefore we must allow Him to take care of the responsibilities as a caring Father.
Are we not worth more than many sparrows?
God has revealed Himself as a true Father, full of love and mercy.
Do I respond to Him as His child?
The Father gives His very best to His children (Matt. 7:11; Lk. 11:13). He even gives us His kingdom (Lk. 12:28-32). The context like Matthew chapter six speaks of all our needs. Our heavenly Father wants to give far more than we are able to receive.
Since this is true of our Father why should we fear coming to Him boldly and asking?
Why should we fear that He will fail to give us His very best?
If He failed to meet these needs of His children then His very integrity would be at stake. He will protect His Name because it reveals His perfect character. He will always give in such a manner that His Name will be glorified.
Will I do anything to cause others to doubt the integrity and trustworthiness of my heavenly Father?
Our doubting attitudes cast suspicion upon the faithfulness of our God.
Why would we dare libel our heavenly Father when we would never cast any suspicion on our earthly father?
Our responsibility is to trust a loving Father. We go through life as His children acting as if we were left orphans with no Father who cares about us. He is worthy of our confidence and absolute trust.
Have you taken time to acquaint yourself with your heavenly Father?
Do you know the “spirit of adoption” that cries out “Abba, Father”?
How tragic that many children are trapped by a “spirit of bondage.”
Am I willing to trust all my cares to my heavenly Father?
Why should I want to hold on to my fears, anxiety, and selfish cares when He is fully aware of all my most profound needs?
He is ready to meet them in the very best way possible.
One of the great needs we have is for security. The believer in Jesus Christ is eternally secure because there is a divine double grip around the believer (John 10:28-30). Jesus teaches us that no one can pluck us out of His secure hands, and “no one is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand: I and the Father are one.”
Have you come to know our great God and Savior as your Father?
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
In their younger years the wicked think they are invincible and can get away with everything. But, the time will come and it will come quickly when they face Divine punishment and there shall be no mercy shown to them. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
“We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.” A. W. Tozer
The kind of worship that pleases God will be Christ-centered and Spirit-led. To try to worship without faith in Christ is folly; to try to worship without the power of the Holy Spirit is hollow. Allen P. Ross