Appreciate His Love For You – Pastor Chris
Monday, December 26, 2016
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20).
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The Lord is more committed to your prosperity and progress than you could ever be. No matter the
thoughts and desire you have for success, God sure has better thoughts and plans for your success. It brings to mind what the Spirit revealed through the prophet Jeremiah: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end”
Can you see that? It means that His thoughts towards you are always good; there’s no single thought of evil, sickness, poverty or negativity in His mind toward you. Think about it! Some people have lived with the erroneous belief that God is mad at them, and His disposition towards them is dependent on how good, nice or well-behaved they’ve been, but that’s not true. First, you need to understand that God is love (1 John 4:8,16). Secondly, He is goodness personified.
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Luke’s submission in Acts 10:38 gives us an idea of His nature and disposition; His plans and purpose towards His people. It says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Let this be your meditation; ponder deeply on the Father’s love and affectionate disposition towards you. He said in 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
Appreciate the Father’s love for you. He loves you more than you could possibly imagine; He loves you more than you love yourself, and he’s more desirous and passionate about your success than you could ever be. He seeks your good all the time. O, how gracious and loving He is!
Dear Father, I’m grateful for your love, and acknowledge your glory in my life. There’s none like
you, blessed Father. You’ve made my heart your dwelling place, and beautified me with your
righteousness. Your goodness, mercy, and grace follow me all the days of my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 18, Zechariah 4-6
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 19:11-21, Zechariah 7-8
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 23:17-18 GNB, 1 John 4:10
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