18 NOV

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

IMAGINE BEING ADOPTED BY GOD! (2)

Mark 10:15

 
‘…Receive the kingdom of God as a little child…’ Mark 10:15 NIV
 
God can tell us He loves over and over again, but sometimes we can struggle to believe it –But what about when I did this? What about when this happened?
 
Many of us had a tough time growing up, and we struggle to imagine God as a perfect parent when all we’ve known is imperfect ones. But even if you haven’t been protected like you should have been, if you’ve maybe had to deal with things that no child ever should, God can reverse what you’ve been through. What’s it like to become a little child again, to allow yourself the kind of relationship with the Lord that you may have missed; to allow Him to heal and adjust the damaged places of your past?
 
Here’s what He told His people: ‘I passed by and saw you kicking about…and as you lay there…I said to you, ‘Live!’ I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became…beautiful…I…covered your nakedness. I…entered into a covenant [Pro-Theology Tip: a covenant is a relationship with an unbreakable promise. Win.] with you…and you became mine. I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments’ (Ezekiel 16:6–10 NIV). It’s a beautiful image of God stooping down to give special attention to you, to nurture you, and to give you a dignity that no one can take away. He’s done that for you.
 
What now?
 
Psalm 51:10 says, ‘Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.’ God will never leave you. Put yourself into a physical position where you are comfortable, and just bask in that. 

1 Cor 13  , Dan 6:1-24

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