I can not begin to tell you how much the Father has blessed my family. I dont say this to brag, I am truly in awe and I want you to know about our Dad.
Do you know that God is your father? Think about your earthly dad. If you had an ideal childhood and life your father would be the man you look up to. You love him and he loves you. He bought you ice cream from the ice cream truck just to see you smile. He pushed you on the swings at the park, he taught you how to ride a bike and help you at night when you had a bad dream. He disciplined you when you needed it but out of love. He is your dad and he loves you.
Well think about all that and multiply it by 1000. Thats how much more God loves us than our earthly dads. I for one am very glad about that seeing as I never had a father. It was a hard concept for me to grasp and I am not going to sit here and pretend I understand it or get it now. I am a work in progress. What I am realizing more each day is that Romans 8:28 is true, All things work together for good for those that love God and are called according to His purpose. I like that. All things work together for good. And all I have to do is love God. Apparently He accepts my tiny amount of love. I always worry, do I trust Him enough? Do I love Him enough? Does He know? Is He proud of me, probably not. I constantly wonder if I am living a life that is pleasing to my Father. Not having a good earthly father experience or mother experience for that matter I suffer with constant feelings of inadequacy. I got the good grades, I helped others, I was nice to people and still they didnt love me. If they didnt love me then how could God?
What I am learning is God doesnt love me because of what I do or who I am but in spite of all of that. He loves me without any conditions. Just because, because He's my Daddy. I don't have to be perfect(Thank you Lord).
People including myself always say "When you bless you get blessed." That of course is not why I do it. I do it for selfish reasons, I like the way it feels. But when it came down to it me getting blessed, well I just didnt believe I was worthy of it.
Since being in Texas we have really seen what God can do. We prayed for a job. Instead God gave Paul an amazing job with 3 1/2 weeks paid vacation, a significant raise, yearly bonus and benefits. What a might God we serve. Then when we thought we didnt know how we would get money to live until Paul gets a paycheck in mid May someone called and met that need. What a God we serve! When we got shot down by every medical supply company in Tx because of insurance someone called who "knew some people" and assured us it was taken care of. What a God we serve! Amen! When we lost the "house of our dreams" God said, "I love you and I know you thought that was your dream, but I have something bigger and better in mind." Then he truly did give us THE HOUSE OF OUR DREAMS! My Daddy loves me! So much more than I love myself. What a God we serve!!
My God, my Daddy wants provide for me, He comes in sometimes at the very last minute and shows off. When I feel like He is so far away and I dont have the relationship I want with Him, He revels Himself in mighty ways.
You can have that too. Did you know that? This relationship isnt for religious folk, oh no. This is for everyone, including the least of these. Do you ever feel like one of the least of these? I know I do. Not in a material way but in the way you feel inside. Like no matter what you will never get that job, you will never have that item, that car, that toy, that baby, you will never be thin enough or pretty enough, you will never find a man or women to marry you, you will never get that promotion, get out of debt, be healed. Well let me tell you That is a LIE from the pit of hell! Satan wants you to believe that no one or nothing good will ever happen to you because you are worthless and no matter how good you are it still isnt good enough for a perfect God. God loves you my love. He loves you so much that He sent His son to die the most horrible and horrific death just so you can live. Believe it! Receive it! It's the truth.
If you havent ever done so ask Jesus into your heart today. Say a prayer, nothing fancy just from the heart, maybe Jesus I dont know you yet, I want to. I am a sinner. I do some not so good things sometimes. Could you forgive me? Would you? I want to feel your love. I want to know where I go when I die. Forgive me my sins and come into my life and heart. Amen.
Amen Brother! Thats it! Praise the Lord all you have to do is receive Him to go to Heaven. Its not based on how good you are. You are good enough just the way you are. If you dont believe me read the Bible. Ask God. He's there. He loves you and is waiting for you with open arms.
Some verses you may like John 14:6, John 3:16, Romans 3:10 a fav of mine. There is no one righteous, not even one!
I hope that this post means something to someone. I pray that anyone reading this would be so blessed and every need they have right at this moment be met.
I love you all!