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Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Lord's Prayer - part 3

1  John 3:2 & Romans 8:17  "Beloved, now are we the sons of God."  "And if children , then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together."  It doth not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is."

MB 104  "The very first step in approaching God is to know and believe the love that He has to us, 1 John 4:16; for it is through the drawing of His love that we are led to come to Him.
     The infinite God, said Jesus, makes it your privilege  to approach Him by the name of Father.  Understand all that this implies.  No earthly parent ever pleaded so earnestly with an erring child as He who made you pleads with the transgressor.  No human, loving interest ever followed the impenitent with such tender invitations.  God dwells in every abode; He hears every word that is spoken; listens to every prayer that is offered, tastes the sorrows and disappointments of every soul regards the treatment that is given to father, mother, sister, friend and neighbor.  He cares for our necessities, and His love and mercy and grace are continually flowing to satisfy our need."

I have never known a father like that, have you.  As much as you might love your earthly father, your heavenly Father loves you so very much more than an earthly father could and we must love our heavenly Father more too.  He is continually blessing us, so let's thank Him for His blessings.  Grandma Joan


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