Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Father’s Love Letter

    Have you seen this wonderful letter compiled and paraphrased by Barry Adams?  I think it would be helpful to read it every day until it gets deep into our spirit.

                      The Father’s Love Letter

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,  Psalms 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 brokenhearted, 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'll take away all the 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'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7  I have always been Father, and 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

                       Your Dad
                          Almighty God

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