A Letter From The Father
My Precious Child,
Will you hear me above the voices today?
You have so many messages coming at you. So many people telling you about your life - who you are and who you’ll become. Let me speak to your heart and remind you of WHO and WHOSE you are. Receive each truth in your spirit. Chew on each one slowly, feeling the magnitude and weight of each word. We’ll go on this journey together, you and me, of discovering just how wide and deep my love for you truly is!
Jesus and I created you in our own image with our own hands. Everything else in creation was formed with a word, but I took my time with you. I breathed into you the breath of life. You were remarkably and wondrously made in secret; in the depths of the earth. I chose you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. I set you apart before you were born. You weren’t an accident, a mistake, a product of evolution, or a coincidence. I created every single cell in your being. Don’t you know how wonderful I am? I carefully formed every part of you. I make beautiful things and you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever created.
You’ll never fully know how much I love you. I rejoice over you with gladness! I renew you with my love. I delight over you with a song. I don’t just barely tolerate you; I actually want to spend time with you. If only you knew how much I love you and take care of you!
I’ll continue to promise you this over and over again - though your sins are scarlet and crimson red, I make them as white as snow and wool; white and pure. Can you even comprehend what I’ve done? I can’t even see your sins anymore. They’re farther than the distance from sunrise to sunset - that’s how far I’ve removed your guilt from you! My thoughts for you are precious and lovely. I’m not mad at you and I’m not in a bad mood. When I think about you, I see a perfect, flawless creation because I see my Son’s blood covering you.
My Son is happy to call you His intimate friend. Because He was obedient on the cross, our relationship is restored. There was a time you and I were separated. There was NO way you could be near me. Your sin was simply too great. But by one man’s death and resurrection, we were reconciled. I will give you whatever you ask in my Son’s glorious name, since I chose Him to go into the world and bear fruit - fruit that lasts. Need more wisdom, love, patience, or peace? Ask Him freely and confidently; it’s yours. I am the Farmer. Jesus is the true, sprouting vine. And you, my child, are a branch on this wildly fertile, healthy tree. I lift you up, pruning the fruit you’re bearing as you connect to Jesus’ heart and mission. Abide in this vine and you’ll continue to bear much fruit - fruit that lasts.
My Son chose you and appointed you to bear fruit in my Name. He wants to connect with you through His Spirit every moment of every day. He wants to do this life work alongside you. He is passionately in love with you because He has my thoughts and my Spirit. We want to bless you.
And here’s the BEST news - because of Jesus, you get to make the greatest exchange. Trade your anxiety for my peace. Lay down the broken pieces of your life and pick up my righteousness. Throw off your loneliness and feelings of isolation and come join the incredible family of God! You’re no longer an orphan; I’ve happily adopted you into my family. Your faith in Jesus gives you permanent access and a key of your own! There’s absolutely nothing you could do to cut the cord on my love for you. We can never be separated again. There’s nothing you have to do or add to the blood of Jesus; it’s already been done for you. Simply believe it and let His heart and mind change yours.
You weren’t cheap. I paid the most tremendous price for you - the death of my Son. If I was willing to give Him up, what else wouldn’t I do for you? Don’t let the world fool you; there’s NO other way to get back to me, to get to Heaven, than by believing in faith that Jesus died for you and rose from the grave 3 days later, severing the grip death once had on you.
I’ve given you the Spirit of Jesus (the Holy Spirit) as the first installment of your inheritance as my child. He is always with you, always loving you and ministering to your heart, always leading you back to Jesus. Trust Him. Sit with Him. Listen to Him and He will speak to you. The rest of your inheritance is on its way. I’m preparing a room just for you in my house and a white rock with a nickname just for you. I can’t wait for you to see it!
I love you, I love you, I love you,
Your Heavenly Father
This post was inspired by the list my friend Caroline generated on her blog post that can be found at THIS LINK. I highly encourage you to read her post, “Who God Says I Am” and then download her free printable to post these truths in your home or office!
Who God Says I Am
list compiled by Caroline harries over at @trustinginduetime
I am created in his image (Genesis 1:27)
I am delighted in Christ (Zephaniah 3:17)
I am washed clean (Isaiah 1:18)
I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
I have been guaranteed victory (Psalm 18:35)
I am set apart (Jeremiah 1:5)
I am a friend of Jesus (John 15:15)
I am the branch of the true vine (John 15:1-5)
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)
I am justified (Romans 5:1)
I am set free from the law of sin (Romans 8:2)
I am adopted (Romans 8:15)
I am co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)
I can never be separated from God’s love (Romans 8:39)
I am no longer a slave to sin (Romans 6:6)
I am accepted by Christ (Romans 15:7)
I am part of one body (Romans 12:5)
I am sanctified and made acceptable in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:2)
I am made righteous and holy in Christ (1 Corinthians 1:30)
I have been bought with a price and belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:19,20)
I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I receive God’s righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21)
I am God’s child (Galatians 3:26)
I am one in Christ with all other believers (Galatians 3:28)
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3)
I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4)
I am chosen before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4,11)
I am adopted as God’s children (Ephesians 1:5,6)
I am given glorious grace, lavishly without restriction (Ephesians 1:5,8)
I have the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7)
I am chosen and brought under Christ’s authority (Ephesians 1:11)
I am the praise of his glory (Ephesians 1:12)
I am identified as belonging to God by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)
I have been seated in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6)
I have been given the incomparable riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:7)
I am God’s work of art (Ephesians 2:10)
I have direct access to God by the spirit (Ephesians 2:18)
I am built together as a holy building (Ephesians 2:22)
I share in the promise of blessings through Christ (Ephesians 3:6)
I am completed by God (Ephesians 3:19)
I can approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12)
I am light in the Lord (Ephesians 5:8)
I am a member of Christ’s body, the church (Ephesians 5:29,30)
I am citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20)
I am holy and faithful (Colossians 1:2)
I am fully mature in him (Colossians 1:28)
I am rooted and built up (Colossians 2:7)
I have been given the fullness of the deity (Colossians 2:9-10)
I am set free from my sinful nature (Colossians 2:11)
I have the promise of life (2 Timothy 1:1)
I am healed (1 Peter 2:24)
I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that I may proclaim the excellencies of him who called me out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)