I hope you’re having a fabulous week.
There’s a lot of people who won’t even read this post because of the topic of discussion & I feel sad for them because it could change their lives, not through anything I do but by the glorious power & love of our Heavenly Father, all I’m doing is telling you why I love & trust him.
If you put your faith in God, out of the darkness will rise a light that shines brighter than the sun.
The love of our Heavenly Father is available to anyone who wants it, anyone can feel such happiness & love like you’ve never known, even on the darkest of days when you feel completely alone & the world around looks like it’s crumbling. Our Heavenly Father wants to help you, longs for you to love him, to trust him but he will not force himself on you, it’s up to you to let him in.
I used to have a longing for I didn’t know what, I used have an ache in my heart, a hunger for something, it was like I was constantly looking for a deeper purpose, to feel challenged, to find more meaning to life & often wondered if I was wanting to learn a new skill, to try a new hobby, I would even try to fill the void with others, even those who I knew were bad for me, I tried changing jobs, I had a marriage break down without any effort to save it because I thought that was what needed to change. All those years spent without my Heavenly Father in my life, I now know is what caused the longing & the aching in my heart. I know longer have an ache in my heart or a yearning for something that’s not there, for it has been filled with my Heavenly Father, He gave me a love & peace that I never thought I could possibly feel.
I have no idea how I’m going to describe our Lords love for me but I’m going to try.
I’ve had times when fear has threatened to consume me & it would take me a few days to realise what was happening to me & even longer to get to grips with it & realise that I wasn’t strong enough to deal with this on my own (I’m always learning), I would pray & ask for my Heavenly Fathers help & I honestly couldn’t tell you how long it takes to feel the help that he gives me because I’ve never thought of it that way, it honestly feels like, one minute the fear’s there & the next it’s gone because by the time I next think of the thing that filled me with fear, I don’t feel fear about it anymore, don’t get me wrong, every now & then, the fear raises it’s head to me but I recognise that knot in the pit of my stomach & the way it catches my breath far quicker now & I immediately demand that it leaves me alone because it has no power over me, I immediately go to my Heavenly Father for help, I pray & it works every time. I’ve had times when I’ve needed patience, fast, I’ve prayed for it & he’s given it me, fast. I’m not joking, prayer packs a punch!
Here’s a prayer for fear, feel free to use it if you so wish to –
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you please take this fear away from me, remove it from my mind & being, for it has no place in my life, I believe in a power & a love far greater than that of fear. Thank you. By the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.
I’ve had a couple of occasions when I’ve felt an urgency & just said “I demand this fear leaves me alone in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen but I don’t like to pray like that if I can help it because, for me, I feel it lacks reverence.
Our Heavenly Father responds to prayers of – God please help me!
I’m trying to arrange my prayers in a way of sorry, thank you & please but it doesn’t always come out that way.
For example, a prayer for fear could go like this –
Dear Heavenly Father, I’m sorry for the times I doubted your presence, thank you for the strength you give me, I pray that you please remove this fear from me, for it has no place in me, for I believe in you, a power & love far greater than any fear. Thank you. By the power of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.
If I were talking to a parent or someone who had a fabulous relationship with their parents, it would be so easy for me to describe, if not, however, easy for them to grasp – when a parent looks at their new born baby & the love that rushes into their hearts, the ultimate sacrificial love they feel for their new baby, that’s how our Heavenly Father feels for us, except so, so much stronger than that, the love for your new born baby, for your parents, your siblings, the family member you most get along with, is a miniscule fraction of the love our Heavenly Father feels for us.
When I first realised the depth of his love, it knocked the wind out of me & I cried, out of happiness & also because I new I didn’t deserve such devotion & unconditional love.
Our Heavenly Father loves all of us, yes, that includes you, he’s not bothered about the things we’ve done, the mistakes we’ve made (~praise God~ for I’ve made plenty), he just wants to love us all & to be loved in return, he’s not out to catch us out, or to punish us for the things we’ve done wrong.
Anyone who thinks our Heavenly Father is out to instantly punish the guilty, kills at will or deliberately causes pain is highly mistaken & misguided, he offers everyone a second chance, some 3 or 4 chances & some a lot more. Do you know someone who should’ve ran out of chances by now or do you know someone who knows someone who should have? I know I do. God wants us all to have the opportunity to meet him & decide whether they want to follow Jesus or not & I don’t just mean listen to someone talk about the bible, I mean for everyone to actually feel his love & his presence in their lives. I pray that if you or someone you know thinks this way, please go & do just one thing today to seek the truth of our Heavenly Father, I beg you don’t take my word for it.
I asked a few friends for their suggestions on their favourites bible verses that shows us Gods love for us
A few people gave me the above verse John 3:16, NIV (New International Version), ‘God so loved the world, that He gave His one & only begotten Son, that whoever should believe in Him, will not perish but have eternal life‘.
The following was off my vicar, Philippians 2:1-9 TPT (The Passion Translation)
- Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One! You are overflowing with His comforting love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit & have felt His tender affection & mercy.
- So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity- with one heart, one passion, & united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose & you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.
- Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first & view others as more important than yourselves.
- Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests.
- And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.
- He existed in the form of God, yet he gave no thought to seizing equality with God as his supreme prize.
- Instead he emptied himself of his outward glory by reducing himself to the form of a lowly servant. He became human.
- He humbled himself & became vulnerable, choosing to be revealed as a man & was obedient. He was a perfect example, even in his death – a criminals death by crucifixion!
- Because of that obedience, God exalted him & multiplied his greatness! He has now been given the greatest of all names!
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Well, I finished this blogpost yesterday morning (14th) & I thought I was all done but while using the bible app this morning (Wednesday 15th), I read something that I wanted to share with you, the study is called ‘3 weapons of a spiritual warrior’ & part of day 2 says ‘prayer is one of the most powerful weapons you can use against the enemy because it is how you bring the authority & power of God into your situation’.
Now remember, when it says enemy, it doesn’t mean another human, God will not, I repeat not answer a prayer to cause harm to another person, regardless of what they have done to you! God works to bring forgiveness, healing, to bring peace & love, NOT revenge, harm & hate, that’s the enemy, if you ever find yourself with an opportunity to take revenge for a hurt done to you or someone you love, please don’t do it, that is not, I repeat NOT coming from God.
I hope you all have a glorious week.
Bye for now.
~ May God bless you & those you love ~