Friday, February 11, 2011

Fearfully Fabulous Friday!

 

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I love the photo above for so many reasons – but the shadow cast onto the bible is what we all must do with the Word and God.   Let our hearts and mind be so full of His truth – that our joy can’t help but overflow no matter the season we are in.

Just think about these truths today and try to resist the joy that wants to overflow in your heart – I pray you can’t and fall down on your knees filled with thanksgiving to the ONE who loves you more than you or I will ever understand this side of heaven!

For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!  (Psalm 139:13-17)

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5).

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies (Psalm 36:5).

How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings (Psalm 36:7).

Within your temple, O God, we meditate on Your unfailing love (Psalm 48:9).

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever (Psalm 52:8).

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness (Psalm 86:15).

Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever (Psalm 136:26).

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11).

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" (Jeremiah 31:3).

The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing" (Zephaniah 3:17).

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  (Romans 5:8)

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

Jesus offers each of us a walk with God and a fullness of life that is not possible without Him. As He said, "I am the bread of life" (John 6:35), and "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). He also said, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again" (John 3:3).

Jesus' death, resurrection, and offer of eternal life is the greatest manifestation of God's love for you.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5).

Do you experience God's love for us? Or do you sometimes think you are all alone in the world? Or that God doesn't love you? If so, you are not alone. Multitudes of people today, Christians and non-Christians, have similar thoughts. This was also true when Paul was alive. Look at what he said when he prayed that the Ephesians would deeply know God's love.

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:16-21).

The Ephesians did not fully grasp God's love for them. If this is true of you, too, prayerfully study the Scriptures above on God's love for you. As you read them, ask God to help you believe and accept the wonders of His mighty love for you.

The winner of this week’s give-away is Bobi {please email me your address so I can ship them out to you right away!}

I highly encourage the rest of you to check out these wonderful DVD’s for the children in your life.  They have a 4th DVD out now too.  I love listening to our children laugh while watching them and being able to tell me many facts they have learned from this series too.

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THE SON IS SHINING BRIGHTLY HERE TODAY!!!  THANK YOU LORD!!  WE WILL BE ABLE TO BE OUTSIDE AND BE LAVISHED BY HIS LOVE FOR US THIS WEEKEND!!!!!  YEAH!!!!   May you enjoy all the blessings He is giving you today and this weekend!  Much love to all of you!

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