Reminders from the Heart of God

Adapted from Jeff VanVonderen

God loves us a great deal: "Consider the incredible love that the Father has shown us in allowing us to be called "children of God"--and that is not just what we are called, but what we are." (I John 3:1) [The issue of sonship aside, being a child of God is evidence of the great love the Father has for us.]

He is extravagant with His grace: "...That we might praise that glorious generosity of His which He granted to us in His beloved. It is through Him, at the cost of his own blood, that we are redeemed, freely forgiven through that free and generous grace which has overflowed into our lives and given us wisdom and insight." (Eph. 1:6-8)

He can be trusted: "He is utterly dependable." (Heb. 10:23)

We have been handpicked, and we are blameless before Him: "Consider what He has done--before the foundation of the world he chose us to be, in Christ, His children, holy and blameless in His sight." (Eph. 1:4)

What is His is already ours: "In Christ we have been given an inheritance" (Eph. 1:11). "Think what this really means. If we are his children, then we are God's heirs, and all that Christ inherits will belong to all of us as well." (Rom. 8:16-17)

He doesn't have a problem with our struggles and pain: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction." (II Cor. 1:3-4)

When we fail, Jesus defends us: "He saves fully and completely those who approach God through him, for he is always living to intercede on their behalf." (Heb. 7:25)

He isn't finished with us yet: "The One who has begun His good work in you will go on developing it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil. 1:6)

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