"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
The enemy's job is to steal, kill, and destroy. If he gets your attention and your focus then he has your affections and he's done what he's supposed to do. When you focus on JESUS - when you trust in Him that He has something better for you than your circumstantial season, death is defeated. Death has no authority to dictate your life. You are not subject to the orders of hell, NO.
YOU ARE A SON OR DAUGHTER WHO IS RESPECTED AND LOVED BY JESUS CHRIST.
You are never so far gone that His love won't pull you close to His heart. You are never so far away or distant that His love cannot or will not change you from the inside out.
YOU ARE NEVER OUT OF GOD'S REACH OF LOVE.
No matter what season you're in, God's love is greater. God's love is SO extravagant. We have no idea how big and beautiful and passionately loving the God we serve is. When you open your heart to God, you give Him permission to love you like a good Dad. That's His job. That's how it's meant to be.
It's God's job to love you and protect you; but He respects you enough not to barge into the parts of your heart you're not ready to give Him.
God is trustworthy. He's the best Dad in the world. When you give Him permission to love the places of your heart that seem unlovable, He will love your heart. Yes, God is a gentleman and there is a season for that. But, when you give Him permission to your heart, He comes and takes it over. That's who He is and that's how it's meant to be.
"How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them. Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand- when I awake, I am still with You." Psalm 139:17-18
God thinks so highly of you, it's extravagant. His thoughts outnumber the grains of sand on every beach across the whole earth! How precious do you think you are to God? When you feel insecure, when you feel anxious, when you feel depressed, remember the God who is calling you higher. Remember the Dad that is waiting to just love you.
"GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD. HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER.
Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.
to Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.
who by His understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.
He remembered us in our low estate- His love endures forever.
and freed us from our enemies. His love endures forever.
He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.
GIVE THANKS TO THE GOD OF HEAVEN. HIS LOVE ENDURED FOREVER."
Psalm 139:1-5, 23-26
You are a son or a daughter to the most caring, trustworthy Dad in the whole universe. It's time we rise up and act like it. Let's dress like Kings and Queens would. Let's dress in our best before the one and only King because that's what we're made to do.
Let's stop worrying about what God's NOT doing, and start focusing on who He is: the good, good Dad who loves every single one of His kids with ALL of His heart. The Father who would go to the ends of the earth to just show you He loves you. The One who loves you despite your everyday thoughts and decisions. The One who is carefully orchestrating your every step of your journey because