The Father’s Heart ❤ for You

“He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of His eye. “ Deut 32:10

“…For whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye.” Zechariah 2:7-9

pink roseI can’t tell you how often I’ve heard and used the phrase “the apple of my eye” not knowing that God said it first about all of us. For me this statement means I love you flaws and all. Can you imagine someone seeing you at your worst and thinking, “I’d move mountains for you!”

Sounds too good to be true? Let me show you in the scripture just how true the Love of our Father is.

In the book of Numbers we meet Balak, the King of Moab, an enemy of God’s people. In an attempt to defeat them, the king hired the prophet Balaam to curse the Israelites, “for whomever Balaam blessed was blessed and whomever he cursed would be cursed.” Together they stood near the Israelites camp. Balaam warned the king that he could only speak what God puts in his mouth. What followed next would have you laughing out loud. Beyond Israel’s view Balaam stood and instead of cursing them he blessed them. The king tried his best to manipulate the situation. He thought perhaps if he stood over here, or over there; Balaam would then be able accomplish the task. Balaam tried it the king’s way but each time he blessed them even more abundantly. The king was furious for Balaam had blessed his enemy three times.

Hear the Father’s Heart for You through the mouth of one who was charged to curse you:

“How lovely are your tents, O Jacob! Your dwellings, O Israel! Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens by the riverside, Like aloes planted by the Lord, …Blessed is he who blesses you and cursed is he who curses you.” –Numbers 24: 5-7; 9

Yes, Jesus Loves Me

Do you hear God’s admiration for you? You are the apple of God’s eye. The thing is, the Father’s love is not based on our faithfulness or our love for Him, it’s based solely on His. In the next chapter Israel commits harlotry with the women of Moab. Our God is an all-knowing God, so was He mistaken when He made His bold declaration? No! God saw the sin that was up ahead. Their sin didn’t put a stop to His love or halt His plans for them. While we were in sin, while we were enemies of God, He loved us and gave us His beloved Son so that we may have eternal life.

I know what some of you may be thinking, this sounds like you’re encouraging people to keep sinning. Let’s be clear , a person who has truly seen and experienced the Father’s love is not drawn to sin, he or she is drawn to Him. The more you witness that Love God has for you the more you fall in love with Him.Sin has no dominion over you anymore.  Knowing His love stirs up a love in you to resist the things that once held you bound. Yes, you may stumble and fall but the love of the Father that has been revealed in you motivates you to leave your past behind and press on to the future He has in store for you.

Whether you’re facing trials, troubles, illness or persecution, hold on to this truth. You are loved and blessed by God. This trial can’t curse you or separate you from Him because The Father is with you and for you. No matter what, it will work out for your good.

I have to be honest, there are days when I fail at encouraging myself but God never fails to lift me up and remind me that I am the apple of His eye. His love gives me courage to persevere. The bible is the greatest love story ever told. With every word, every book, with every life story told, God reveals His heart and His intentions towards you. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “ I love you to the moon and back.” Christ did one better. He loved you to the Cross and back. He loved you through life, death and life lived again more abundantly. He loved you Perfectly!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day God’s Beloved!rose2

-A Kingdom Princess

My Heaven Valentine

My Heaven Valentine

What is Love?GodisLove

Is it a tender kiss? Is it a smile that warms you from across the room? Is it flowers and heart-shaped candy given to you on Valentine’s Day? Sweet, yes, but is that love? Not quite for these things are but a shadow of what real love is.

Love is God, for God is Love and His Love was made perfect when He gave up His Beloved Son Jesus so that the objects of His Love can receive the gift of eternal life.

Love left His Kingly throne to become flesh and make His home amongst us. To feel what we feel and learn what its like to be human. Love didn’t come to judge or condemn, He came bearing the gifts of grace, truth and hope. Love gave sight to the blind, speech to the mute, Hope to the brokenhearted and liberty to the bound. When asked by one who was sick and made to live as an outcast in this world, “If you are willing you can make me whole.” Love touched whom the world had thrown away and said, “I am willing.” And He made this man and countless others whole.

He was stricken for our sake and we thought Him cursed by God. Many despised Love. He was betrayed, falsely imprisoned, beaten, spit on, ridiculed and rejected by the ones He came to save. Love had the power to save Himself but He chose to submit to the will of His Father.

Love was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. Love chose to be nailed to a cross to bear all of our sins. At the appointed time Love died on that cross, taking our shame, guilt and sickness with Him. As promised Love rose three days later victorious for He overcame our biggest fear, which is Death.

Love took our unrighteousness and gave us His righteousness. Love took our pain and guilt and gave us His everlasting peace. Love took our weakness and gave us His Spirit. Love made us sons and daughters of God. He bore the wrath of God that was meant for us so that we may receive the fullness of His Father’s Love.

Love loved us even while we were still in sin. Love laid down His life so that we can take up His. That…is … Love! Christ is Love!

rose2My Valentine Prayer

Father God and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I just wanted to take this moment to say that I love you. You are my Heaven Valentine. You gave me your Heart so that I may live. Thank you for loving me first. Thank you for loving us with an unchanging and everlasting love.

Happy Valentine’s Day God’s beloved! Know that every day is Valentine’s Day for you who are in Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

“…if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have Love, I am nothing. If I give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have Love, I gain nothing.”-1Corinthians 13:2-3


 

Loved by God

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The Spirit of Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with words from the greatest love story ever written. I love how every verse and every story in the bible reads like a poem written by the Author of Love. In His own words the Creator of all professes to the entire world that He deeply and intimately loves you.

Intimately Loved and Known

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. This is why I saved you; covered you in the redemptive blood of my Son.

I gave you My peace that surpasses understanding and placed my Holy Spirit inside of you. You will never be alone. You are intimately loved and known.

The very hairs of your head are all numbered. Yes, I took the time to count them. You are intimately loved and known.

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.

I blessed you and chose you to be a reflection of who I am.

I have seen you at your best and at your worst and I have loved you through it all. You have been tried, judged and the verdict is in. You are and always will be innocent in my eyes thanks to My Son.

I promise that I will never leave you or forsake you. You are intimately loved and known by Me.

I care about the things you care about. Don’t be afraid to let Me in. I am here to help you not to harm you, to give you hope and an amazing future.

Your forgotten prayers, not yet formulated prayers, your unspoken prayers and not so perfect prayers.

Your thoughts, your hopes, your dreams and desires.

Your fears, your mind, the very depth of your heart, spirit and soul is intimately loved and known by Me.

 I am not a Man that lies or tells tales nor am I one that makes promises I cannot keep. Trust in Me, trust My Love. Trust My loving thoughts toward you.

My promise to you is this, neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you from Me. 

I Love you and this Love will never fail you.

You are intimately known and loved by Me.

Inspired by The Word of God