EVERY day is a new day created by God, with new ways and opportunities to rise up and overcome darkness. Last month we looked at John 3:3-8 and discovered how God grants the opportunity to begin life anew in Him (i.e., to be “born again” of His Spirit). Jesus most often refers to the LORD as “Father” (e.g., Matthew 6:9) which calls us to discover God as our new parent, Who has no guilt and no shame. Our new, eternal Father re-parents us from a place of pure compassion, unconditional love, joy, grace, and yet also all power, wisdom and right ways that produce unending life! Oh what a joy to be called, “Children of God” (I John 3:1)!
Last month’s challenge was to envision yourself as a newborn baby who looks up to gaze into your all-loving Father’s eyes and believe that that is who you are. Our identity is formed through the eyes of our parents. So now, through the blood of Jesus, the past is washed away, and you embark on a new journey of knowing your perfect parent, Father God, and who you are through His eyes. Continue to seek to lock gazes with the One Who is never worried and always confident in the future. Reach up, as a child, to release your concerns to your confident Father and take His hand. He will show you the way as you cling to Him. Let His Spirit carry you into His peace that passes the understanding of this world, and follow Him. Your Father is strong, all-knowing, and trustworthy, and He loves you.
For the very first time, I understand the real meaning of water Baptism.
My tears dried up! I was renewed!
I just became a monthly Partner to your ministry!
I wanted you to know, I am now a Lover of Jesus Christ
Rabbi, thank you for boldly proclaiming truth!
You always seemed to know what I needed when I needed it
I was very impacted by your Live Broadcast via the Internet.
I have been blessed by supporting your ministry, “pressed down and overflowing”.
Now I can truly see myself as a child of Abraham.
Thank you for your love, your faithfulness and the words of grace that you speak!