A Father’s LOVE
When I was a child, I thought as a child. Then, I became a MAN and put away childish things. Reflecting a lot on this scripture. I believe what it is about is simple. It is referring to growing up. WE grow up, when we HAVE to. Some don’t see the need, so they stay stuck in immature mindsets. This has been a battle for me personally. I LOVE to do fun things. But, yet I cannot forget that God has me here for a purpose. It is to LOVE HIM, be LOVED by HIM, and to SHARE that LOVE with others.
“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” — Malachi 4:6
We do NOT move without OUR Father’s LOVE. We cannot, because HIS LOVE is what leads us. WE are a peculiar breed, those who DO ONLY for HIM. We exist ONLY to BRING HIM GLORY. I had a great earthly dad. HE was kind, and loving and compassionate. I miss him. I have no regrets, because I know every detail was as God called it to be. The Father’s LOVE lives is us. It consists of The HEAVENLY FATHER, HIS SON JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. His LOVE FLOWS as LIFE WATER.
God sees those who are hurting. He sees the bitterness, anger, entitlement, fear and SO MUCH MORE. HIS LOVE truly covers a multitude of sins. WE must choose HIS ways, and REPENT of the OLD ways. The world seems to be looking over the fathers. But, WE must stay focused on RECEPTION of the FATHER’s LOVE. Are you receiving? When you spend time with YOUR family, is HE LOVING on you?
Because TODAY, of ALL days we must be willing to GIVE UP what is in the way. The things that are blocking US receiving the BLESSINGS of our KING, must GO! Life is NOT easy. At times, it feels like it sucks the LIFE out of us. BUT GOD. he restores, resurrects and rebuilds us. The OLD wine skins must burn. They must be destroyed before the NEW ones can come. Are you willing? Are WE willing?
What if JESUS said to you, “If you will GIVE up everything that means ANYTHING to you, then, YOU can have my Heaven. He does though beloved COGS. He absolutely DOES say this. “Follow ME and I will make YOU fishers of MEN.” JESUS is clear. GOD is a jealous GOD. He wants us ALL! he deserves every ounce of US. Doesn’t GOD deserve the BEST of us, instead of the REST? What is your response to HIM?
1 Corinthians 13
13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or[c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastfulor vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].
13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
There are MANY good Fathers. But, there is ONLY ONE GREAT ONE. I thank GOd for my husband, my dad that raised me, and ALL the amazing wonderful Fathers who contribute to my life. I thank GOD that because of the ONE Great Father, they and many other dads can become NEW again. You did not miss the snow. It is coming soon. You will see. HIS GLORY will shine, and the promise will be fulfilled.
GOD LOVES US THIS WAY….WE MUST LOVE HIM AND OTHERS THROUGH HIM…THE SAME
It is NOT about US, yet it ABSOLUTELY IS about HIS LOVE FOR US and OTHERS.
Grateful, Humbled, LOVED, and FAITHFILLED. JESUS will shine. Will YOU give HIM a HOME? Is there a manger available for the KING? The HONOR of THE FATHER MUST BE MADE KNOWN. WE LOVE YOU MIGHTY GOD and we SEEK to be a LIGHT through your LOVE to be the BEST parents we can. YOU do NOt fail, and YOU are the best FAMILY WE could ever HAVE.
HIS LOVE CONQUERS>>>A FATHER’s LOVE
In His Grace and GLORY,
E and Fam