She was a weeping, wet, sobbing, mess as she knelt once more before the Lord. So tiny. So insignificant. So, it seemed. He glanced down upon her trembling form. He knew she was weary. He knew she was repentant. He knew there would be times in the future she would come hesitantly again. Sometime, curled up in a tight ball of diminished will wrapped in emotion. “Here I am once more, Lord. How many times can I keep coming to you for strength, encouragement, and love?” He simply replied, “As many times as it takes, my daughter.”
Wait a minute!
As many times as it takes…
As many times as it takes…my daughter
How often do we see ourselves as God’s children? Do you truly see yourself as a part of his family? When was the last time you ran to him calling out Abba, Father? We can come to him as many times as it takes because we are his family. Those of you with children do you cast them away when they mess up? How about when they have different goals in life than you dreamed up for them? No, ladies you do not. They are your very own children. You choose to support, encourage, and help them along the way. So, does God! He gently lets you know he is there waiting on you to say, “Come, father I need you.” Nothing is off limits with him. Whether it is a large thing or small thing. Often times anyway we realize those huge things we made a big deal of were only a half of a speck to him.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. ROM 8:14-16 NLT
I just wanted to remind you as we approach Christmas that you belong to him. He is not only God the creator, but Abba Father to us.
You are a part of his family! We are a part of his family! His spirit is living and breathing in us, keeps us present before him, and calls us specifically by name.
He loves when we come before him with everything. When we are in need or want. When we are happy or sad. Whatever stage in life you are experiencing he wants to be involved. When you go to the father you build your relationship with him. He wants you to curl up in his lap and tell him about your life!
The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. ROM 8:3
We are redeemed (set free) and sanctified (set apart, unto God).
He fought for you to have that right. He provided Jesus by his spirit. Now, through faith by the power of God we have been adopted into the kingdom. In fact, he beckons you to come expectant. We are fully pregnant with ideas, dreams, hopes, visions, gifts that need to be birthed! Things we have waited to birth out of our spirits with joyful anticipation! If he lit that spark in you, trust and know he can make you sparkle and shine. Girl, you have carried that extra weight long enough! There are fears, anxieties, and losses that you need to unload off of your shoulders and onto his. I promise you he can handle them. Again, I say he fought for you to be his daughter and to be able to call him Abba, Father! He continues to stand in your corner. Everything he endeavors to nurture and grow within our lives is because of his great love. Nothing you could ever encounter could make him love you any more or any less than he already does. His love has forged a bond that is unbreakable. Do you believe this, sister?
No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. ROM 8:39
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