Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

How God Feels About Me

Being a parent (though my sons are now grown) has helped me to understand more about how God feels about me.

I love my children; my heart yearns for them.

God loves me infinitely more.  Eph 3:18-19, Jer 31:3, Rom 8:38-39

“…how wide, long, high, deep is his love…too great to understand fully”

I enjoy and delight in being with them.

God takes pleasure in my company.

Zeph 3:17 “He will take delight in your with gladness…will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

I can hardly wait for the day I can see them.

God is also looking forward to eternity together with me.

Rev 21:3 “God’s home is now among his people!  He will live with them…

Jn 17:24 “I want these you’ve given me to be with me where I am.”

I eagerly await and cherish every communication from them, wanting them to take initiative sometimes.

God loves to hear from me in prayer, even if it’s just “baby talk.”

Ps 27:8 “My heart has heard you say, ‘Come and talk with me.’”

I share their hurts, joys, and hopes.

God experiences my life along with me, and my faithful High Priest can fully sympathize.

Heb 4:15 “This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do…”

I’m so proud of them.

God is going to show me off to the powers in eternity. My picture is on his fridge Smile

Job 1:8 “Have you noticed my servant Job?  He’s is the finest man in all the earth…”

Heb 11 (whole chapter)

I applaud each of their achievements.

God notices each thing, even service done in secret or unnoticed and will reward me.

Mt 10:42 “If you give even a cup of cold water…you will surely be rewarded.”

I teach, guide and encourage them the best I can.  I want them to reach their full potential, fulfill God’s plans for their lives.

God teaches me, and his goal is to make me like Christ.  He has a wonderful plan for my life & will complete it!

Phil 1:6 “I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”

I am careful to model by my behavior what I want them to do.

Christ is my example.  Fix my eyes on him.

1 Peter 2:21b “He is your example and you must follow in his steps.”

Hebrews 3:1 “fix your thoughts on Jesus”; 12:1-2 “Let us run with endurance…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.”

I delight in giving them good things.

God’s gifts are fantastic—in this life and the next.  What surprises are in store!

Js 1:17 “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father…”

I disciplined and corrected them when they needed it.

God disciplines and corrects me too.

Hb 12:6 “The Lord disciplines those he loves…”

My goal is to teach them to eventually be independent because I won’t always be with them.

God teaches me a lot BUT I’ll always need him, and he’ll always be there for me!

Jn 14:16-18 “I will not abandon you as orphans…the Holy Spirit will never leave you…he will be in you.”

Mt 28:20b “I am with you always…”;

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Comments on: "How God Feels About Me" (1)

  1. Loved everything you wrote, Donna. The alien notes, the relationship as to our children and God’s child–couldn’t be closer to my heart.

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