Monday, August 15, 2016
You are the Center of Your Heavenly Father's Affections
It sounds so very uncomfortable to say that... Not wanting to sound prideful or lifting ourselves up to such a place of esteem... Kimberly was telling me about this quote from a book she was reading "The Praying Life" They are very powerful and life changing words... if they are true.
"You are the center of your Heavenly Father's affections"
This is a place reserved for Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit in their one-ness and love they are the center of their own affections... right???
John 17:22-23 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that all the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
Ephesians 1:4-5 Even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him, in love He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will.
1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God. and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that He loved us and sent His So to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.
This is a radical and amazing gift.... Learning to be His child and not strive or try "to love Him more" but to come humbly before Him
confident because of who HE is- not because of who I am;
because of what HE has done not because of anything that I must do.
Satisfied with the love that HE pours undeservedly over me, not because of how much more I can love God.
To be satisfied and content with God and who He is and find fullness of joy in His presence instead of constantly striving to "be better," and miss the joy of knowing Him.