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lördag 2 juli 2011
The Father Loves You!
Jewels from Judy: The Father Loves You!
By Judy Bauman
The Father Loves You – an exhortation from my heart to yours:
Today as I write you, I rejoice in the Father’s Love. We can know that no matter what turns life may take, the LORD God will be with us. He will never leave nor forsake us. This is His promise! During difficult times, which are sometimes referred to as a “dark night of the soul,” we need to set our face like flint and seek the Father’s will in our situation. Jesus lived this by example. The Father will always provide a way for us when we seek Him. The Bible teaches that the testing of our faith is precious to God. He tested all the patriarchs and their examples are written so that we can learn and be strengthened in our heart, soul, mind, body and spirit. I believe how we go through times of testing; these dark nights of the soul, will speak of our growth in Him and also to those around us. (See Matthew 5:16)
Right now, some of you reading this post may feel abandoned by God or that you are in trouble with Him. We have to see with the eyes of our understanding is that ALL our sins are covered by the atoning blood of Jesus! He is our High Priest; and because of this fact, we can go boldly to the Throne of Grace in our time of trouble. (See Ephesians 1:18; Hebrews 4:14-16)
We don’t need to beg and plead for mercy or try atoning for our own sin before approaching the Father. At the moment of need is when we are to RUN to Him. All begging, pleading, acts of penance and self-punishment are our own works trying to cover sin. If we could do that, then we wouldn’t need a Savior. However, when we come boldly to receive mercy, we are actually obeying Scripture! This “coming boldly to the Lord” is something that takes some practice, because it comes naturally to us to try to cover ourselves. That is what Adam and Eve did in the garden when they sewed the fig leaves together! They were working to cover themselves and it obviously didn’t work. If we repent and declare the Word of God over our feelings and situation, we will see the Lord’s hand swoop in and cover us. When God covers your sin, it is covered!
Now that is the gift of God and our biggest part – is to rejoice in the freedom of it!!! AMEN!