12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NIV)
The deeper I get in God’s Word, the more I fall in love with my Heavenly Father. The very first man I loved was my earthly daddy. He was such a kind, loving, and gentle man. In his eyes, I could do no wrong. He was always in my corner. I never wanted to disappoint him.
At a very young child, I attended church with my grandmother, daddy’s mother. She introduced me to my Heavenly Father. Let me tell you the truth about HIM. He is strict! He gave me HIS Word and HE has always been with me. I never wanted to disappoint HIM, and I tried, throughout my life to make HIM proud of me! I made many mistakes and definitely was not a perfect daughter, but HE Loved me anyway. I would fall, and HE would be there to help me back on my journey through life. God never gave up on me. The MOST precious thing is HE IS BIG, and HE LOVES Everyone the same as HE Loves ME.
As I have matured, and I learned about JESUS, I began to realize JUST how much God’s Love and Grace meant. I cannot imagine my life without Jesus! Jesus was/is Perfect! He never sinned! However, God’s Will was for his ONLY SON to die on that old rugged cross to redeem me/us from my/our sins and give me/us eternity with GOD and JESUS. Please forgive me because I am not yelling at you, but I cannot emphasize how important this reality is. It is Life with God and Jesus versus death without Their Love. I have, also, learned how vital it is for us to share the Good News with everyone, especially our precious children!
The more I lean on and cling to God’s Promises, the more I realize just how much HE Loves HIS children! I can understand a little better how sad HE IS when I fail HIM. I previously thought some of the things that GOD allowed or caused were rather harsh, but I believe He was justified in His decisions! HE has the whole world in his hands.
Please pray for me, as I am praying for you! Just remember, there is nothing like our Heavenly Father’s Love 💕