This afternoon the Lord was so sweet to remind me of His great love for us...I was quite humbled. Just think. The fact that the CREATOR of the entire universe would care for...me...and you.
"What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet..."
Isaiah 49:16 says, "See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands...".
Luke 12:7 says, "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows."
"For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me 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.".
God not only cares deeply for each one of us, but He desires to have a close, intimate relationship with us!
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8
God sent His only Son, Jesus, to die... on the cross...in OUR place...for sins He didn't commit! He came down to earth to take the punishment for OUR sins, while He himself was completely blameless and spotless.
"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."
"If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ." 1 Peter 1:17-19
God has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives...and His plan for us is good!
For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
He is there for us, to listen to our deepest cares and concerns.
"And cast all your cares on God, for he takes care of you."
1 Peter 5:7
And He even cares about the little things in life.
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?"Is. 49:16
He is faithful to meet our every need.
"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."Phil 4:19
With a God like that...wow. What can I do but give back to Him the life He gave me, to be used for His service, for His will and for His glory!
"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
After all, I am not my own!
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body."
1 Cor. 6:19-20
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma."
Let's live our lives for Him, because He gave His life for us! Let's give Him our ALL (He didn't hold back!). What an AMAZING Savior we serve! To HIM be ALL glory honor and praise!!!
Here's the link to a song that I recently discovered that talks about how God views us...it's called, "Someone Worth Dying For". Listen and be blessed! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtBfTfgeb4A&feature=related