Tuesday, April 23, 2019

ABBA!

Today’s Reading: Galatians 3-4

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Looking up the stairs from the Chapel of Saint Helen in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, you can see hundreds of crosses that have been carved into the stone walls.

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Key Verse: Galatians 4:6

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

What a great change! We were enemies of God, but have become His friends…and more than friends, we have become children of God. As His enemies, we deserved His wrath. Instead, He has shown us His infinite love. We deserved to be punished, separated from Him forever. Because of His initiative, the opposite has happened. We are welcomed into His Kingdom as members of His family.
In these chapters, Paul explains an astounding change. The Galatian believers have come from being slaves — slaves to sin and from trying to obey God out of a sense of duty — to being heirs of God. In reality, they have the rights, privileges and freedoms of sons and daughters of the King. We have these same rights. Therefore, we can call God “ABBA, DADDY!” If we struggle with this, consider praying the prayer written in our Prayer for Today…

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, I pray for the Spirit of Your Son to fill me now. I pray in faith believing that You are now keeping Your promise to me. The promise of the Spirit was given to me by Jesus, Himself, when He said, “How much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him” (Luke 11:11-13). I’m asking, Abba Father, and You are more willing to give of Your Spirit than I am to receive. Therefore, I am receiving the Holy Spirit at this very moment. I praise You! I thank You! I worship You! Hallelujah! Glory to Your Holy Name! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As a child and in my early teens, I would go forward to the altar at church from time to time, asking Jesus to come into my heart and to write my name down in His “Book of Life.” I was confident that He did this at the time. However, when I did something that I knew was wrong, that confidence was gone, and I would give up until the next time I came forward to kneel at the front. We called the bench in front of the pulpit “the penitent form.” Sometimes it was called “the mourners’ bench.” Of course, I knew I was to be “penitent” and I was to “mourn” over my sins. It was not until I was 16 that I realized that I truly am a child of God by faith and faith alone. I believed that even as my human father would not ever cease to be my father, even so God, my Father, my Abba, would not ever take an eraser and rub my name out of His Book. The day after I fully believed that, I went down to the creek behind my sister’s house at Shady Nook, just outside of Pembroke, Ontario, and quoted over and over John 6:37. Jesus said, “The one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out.” I came to Him! He does not lie! Therefore, He does not cast me out. He receives me! What freedom and confidence that fact has given me right up to this day, over 64 years later.

Yours for believing Ephesians 2:8-9 (our next New Testament book after we read 1 & 2 Kings): “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast,”

David

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, April 23, 2019

  1. Thank You, Lord God, Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Rapha, Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Lord on High! To You, do we humbly bow and worship with praise and everlasting thanksgiving. Deep is our faith, Lord. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for your mercy and grace upon us. Dear Saints, I am lifting something up to God in prayer, today. Would you kindly pray that He reveals His trusted answer to me, today? Thanking you in advance, faithful warriors. Wishing you all, His blessings of light and love, this day.

    “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
    The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
    Psalm 46:10-11 ESV

    You Are My Strength – Hillsong Worship
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeezo01meFA

    • Our dear Heavenly Father, you hear the petitions and prayers of your precious saints. I pray that as Bervelee callls upon you today and opens up her heart you will hear her request. You already know what she is thinking and will answer her in your time. I thank you for being such an amazing God and how you care about us so very much. Amen and amen. Blessings to all, Eleanor M.

      • I too, agree with you in prayer, Eleanor, for Beverlee. I told you Beverlee that I would pray for you and I have ever since. God hears your prayers and prayerfully you will receive your answer today. God is so great. In Jesus name we pray.

      • Agreeing with Eleanor’s prayer; and for God to bring it into fruition, in the Mighty Name if Jesus I pray, Amen!!

  2. Agreeing with you, Beverlee, that God will guide you into His Plan for whatever you need/want in your prayer request.

  3. Thinking about how wonderful it truly is that we all have a loving heavenly father that we can go to for advise and direction whenever we need to!

    God bless you Beverlee as you seek His advise!

  4. Thanking our Abba Father for today’s scripture, it spoke volumes to me . I have had a lot of aha moments lately. Things are being revealed to me through the Holy Spirit.
    Blessings to all.

  5. Agreeing with you saints for you Lord to reveal your answer to Beverlee today as she seeks you. We know Lord that Your are faithful! “Call upon me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”(Jer. 33:3). Amen!

      • I’m late doing my reading today and just saw Beverlee ‘s request for prayer. I join with all the others in asking Our Faithful Father to clearly reveal the answer for the prayer she’s putting before Him today.
        Lord, give our dear sister clear direction as to what she is to do. She desires to do your will and, with your help, she will do just that.
        Thank you for Your goodness and grace. Amen!

  6. ABBA Father thank you for sending Your Only begotten Son, JESUS, to give His life for us: for setting us free from the clutches of Satan. Thank You Jesus for drawing us out of the kingdom of darkness, into YOUR KINGDOM OF LIGHT!!! HALLELUJA, AMEN!!

    How blessed we are “saved by Grace through faith in You Jesus; not of any thing we do; thank You JESUS!!!

    I joined in with David’s prayer; his “Personal “Words”; how awesome;,
    thank you Reynold for your spectacular picture!!

    Was such a pleasure to see Reynold and Kathy on TV yesterday, sharing all
    God has accomplished through “EMBRACE” their ministry in Uganda!!

    Thank you Ron and Ann for faithfully blessing us with this Daily Manna!

    Spring weather is finally here in the West, for us to enjoy, thank you
    ABBA Father!! Amen!

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