Sunday Post: My Child …

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Adapted from the book, Father’s Love Letter, by Barry Adams (Christian Pub., Inc.)childofGod

An Intimate Message from GOD to You –
 
My Child,
You may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1) I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139:2) I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3) Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31) For you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27) In me you live and move and have your being (Acts 17:28) For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born (Psalm 71:6) I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me (John 8:41-44) I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love (1 John 4:16) And it is my desire to lavish my love on you (1 John 3:1) Simply because you are my child and I am your Father (1 John 3:1) I offer you more than your earthly father ever could (Matthew 7:11) For I am the perfect Father (Matthew 5:48) Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand (James 1:17) For I am your provider and I meet all your needs (Matthew 6:31-33).

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope (Jeremiah 29:11) Because I love you with an everlasting love ( Jeremiah 31:3) My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore (Psalm 139:17-18) And I rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17) I will never stop doing good to you (Jeremiah 32:40) For you are my treasured possession (Exodus 19:5) I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul (Jeremiah 32:41) And I want to show you great and marvelous things (Jeremiah 33:3) If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me (Deuteronomy 4:29) Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4) For it is I who gave you those desires (Philippians 2:13) I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine (Ephesians 3:20) For I am your greatest encourager (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) When you are broken hearted I am close to you (Psalm 34:18) As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart (Isaiah 40:11) One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes (Revelation 21:3-4) And I will take away every pain you have suffered on this earth (Revelation 21:3-4) I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus (John 17:23) For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed (John 17:26) He is the exact representation of my being (Hebrews 1:3) He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you (Romans 8:31) And to tell you that I am not counting your sins ( 2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you (1 John 4:10) I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love (Romans 8:31-32) If you receive the gift of my son, Jesus, you receive me (1 John 2:23). And nothing will ever separate you from my love again (Romans 8:38-39) Come home and I will throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen (Luke 15:7). I have always been Father and I will always be Father (Ephesians 3:14-15). My question is … will you be my child? (John 1:12-13). I am waiting for you (Luke 15:11:32).

Love Your Dad,
Almighty God

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(Thanks to Charles for giving us this exceptional letter)