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Like a Little Child

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Seeing God as Father

Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.

(John 1:12-13; Romans 8:14, 16-17; Matthew 7:9-11; James 1:17-18)

God goes by many names that describe His nature and character. But you can just Him… Dad.

When God wanted to put His love into terms we could understand, He painted Himself in the biblical imagery of a Father, not the kind who rants and raves, fussing about the way you keep your room or teaching you how to drive by pounding the dashboard every time you change lanes in traffic. Not the kind who’s tied up (again) at work, or only visible from the waist down behind his morning paper, apparently unconcerned with the things that matter most to you. Neither is He a doting grandfather, mindlessly doling out dollar bills so you can buy your fill of candy and bubble gum. This Father who asks you to walk with Him will ask more of you than anyone possibly could, your life, in fact, for the privilege of being on personal terms with the God of the universe. But in return, you’ll receive a love that’s so complete and unconditional, so honest and pure, so rich in mercy and long on patience, that you’ll want nothing more than to please Him, to make Him proud of you, to find your reason for living in His gentle smile.

“God will go out of His way to make His children feel His love for them and know their privilege and security as members of His family.” – J. I. Packer

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Tomorrow’s Reading: Not only do you get to enjoy a close, personal relationship with God the Father; this new adopted family of yours includes a big brother you’d love to be like.

 

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Jesus Bless You!

I encourage all brothers & sisters in Christ Jesus, to say to people, “Jesus bless you” instead of “God bless you.” Why does it matter? Think about it… doesn’t the pagan even say that? Look at non-Christians, muslims, Mormons etc., We all say “God bless you.” But the thing is, we don’t worship the same god. Christians know what you mean when you say “God bless you” because they “know” God. Many people truly don’t know God.

God’s name “God” isn’t that offensive. But Jesus is. Why? Because Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Satan wants people to be mixed up and far as Jesus as possible. Have you noticed, in every language across the world, people use God’s name in vain? Why your thinking? It’s a sin and Satan wants everyone to use His name in vain, that’s blasphemy. Christians, pastors even do this. And we need to stop.

So you say, Jesus is God, yes He is. Why not instead say, “Jesus bless you,” because I know the  non-Christian, the muslim, the Mormon etc. isn’t going to say, “Jesus bless you.”

Want to impact the world? 3 words like “Jesus loves you” but a lot of people aren’t familiar with or used to hearing, “Jesus bless you.”

I encourage you, to pass this on to all our brothers & sisters in Christ. And start practicing using and saying, “Jesus bless you.”

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