“The king proclaims the LORD’s decree: “The LORD said to me, ‘You are my son. Today I have become your Father. Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.” Psalms 2:7-8 NLT (http://bible.com/116/psa.2.7-8.nlt)
Thank you for this word today. I have had so many realizations recently. Thank you Holy Spirit for sending them to me. I have forgotten what it was like to have a Father who truly knows and understands me. I have been so independent most of my life. I have gotten used to not asking anyone for help that hearing these words actually sounds so new to me.
I have become so distant from you that I have subtly stopped spending time with you until I got to a point that I no longer spend time with you nor pray nor believe in you. And yet, you didn’t stop reaching out to me even in my darkest days. Even at that point when I was willing to give you up for something I thought was going to make me happy. Yet, you saw my heart and you stopped me from making a terrible mistake. So, You rescued me and redeemed me through your Son, Jesus. I almost lost You, but You did not lose me. You held my hand so tightly and didn’t let go of me.
Thank you Jesus for loving me so much, for coming down from heaven to earth to find me. Because of your love, I can freely come before the throne of God. And now, He has even become my Father. What an honour to call the God of this universe, my Father. In spite of me, running away from you and in spite of everything I have squandered even after I have already surrendered my life to you a long time ago. Still, you want to be my Father. That was way more than enough for me! I couldn’t ask for anything more. I wasn’t even going to. All I ever wanted was to be right with you and have peace.
Now, with these words that you give me this morning, you even want me to ask you anything! To give the nations as my inheritance and the whole earth my possessions? I am overwhelmed! Such great love and I don’t deserve!
Father, who am I that you are mindful me? Even when you know I ca never love you back the same way and yet you chose to adopt me in your Kingdom – to call me your princess, your beloved, your precious daughter. Oh Father, I guess I will never completely understand you. Why do you love me this much? I don’t get it at times. Why are you crazy about me? Why do you have to do all these things for me? But I am humbled and eternally grateful because your love is my home.
I love you!