The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love
Art is drawn by Alexander Gardere
says Mom with great glee!
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
Today I was blessed, I had the most loving conversation. What God would delight to do for us. Something David lived in all seasons with expectation.
I was told a life event echoing Scripture repeat. Jesus and Father God are working Today.
A young girl was told by her mother, what you ask Father God in prayer, He will give you. This child of God wanted a Barbie doll. Her older sister and her sister's friend played with a collection of Barbies, she was not allowed to touch. She was thrilled to find Father God would listen. As they left the Church, she did not tell her mother what she had prayed, they arrived at the house of her sister's playmate. The Lady of the House said, "I am so glad you came today, I have a present for you, pick one of these Barbies!"
The young girl told and was then told - Don't Pray for BARBIES, What would FATHER GOD THINK???
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
We both cried as we told of our delight ~ The Delight of "HE LOVES ME!"
About 30 years later, the young girl went to Church and her family of Mother and sisters had not arrived. She went to the first aisle and she poured out her heart, earnestly, to her Father God and said, "I always wanted children and a family. This has not happened. What is the mission You would give me! What would You give me for family and, Please, what is my Mission from You!"
Her sister and mother had arrived and chosen to sit across the main aisle from her. This young woman did not see them and she said, with peace in her heart, "I understand I will make sure my unmarried sister and my mother always have a place with me, I will care for them always!" And just as she prayed this, the sister moved and arrived to replace herself next to the praying sister. And our young lady, Knew.
She told her sister after Church and her 40 year old, never married sister, held her sister and said, "What relief!"
Almost immediately she conceived her first child! And in her late pregnancy, discovered her son would have Down's Syndrome. She imagined no spouse for her son, loneliness and not being able to help his country in need.
She was inconsolable. Back up the Church, she prayed, "Father God, You are the Creator. Nothing is too hard for You. My son, my son. You chose to create Jesus as perfect, Please ONLY YOU can heal him. Restore him. Restore my son. Restore my son. Your son you created, was perfect. Please. Please let me feel, now, You restore my son."
Almost Immediately, she felt sensation pour into her head, her shoulders, through her veins and settle in her abdomen. She felt cold. And when you read of surgery in the womb, you read cold is placed into the situation to cause less bleeding. She knew He was healing her son. She prayed for someone to declare the miracle to her. Her phone rang, that week, from a man who attends Church every day, who had dreamed she had cried and cried, he asked Jesus how to console her and Jesus had said, "Tell her her prayers are fully answered and to believe."
Her son is fine. And we wept again. Father God creates the Universe, the sun, gravity, DNA, He hears us ask Him so many things. We both had a story of boots we could not afford and the exact pair showed up and we could easily afford the boots.
Father God is like the Good Father of a one and a half year old. The toddler says to his Father, "My concern or my toy." Our Father God creates stars and knows each one by name. His Word upholds the Universe. His Word is our Life.
Our Father has to bend down to us, the Children, Jesus and Father God delight to save.
Abba delights in His Child.
A long time ago and the day I explained to Cal a prayer is not a wish, in a "Wish Will Be Granted Line." About 40 people heard me explain, we can wish for something and that is only a wish. A Prayer to Father God tells our heart. And then we Trust God's Will is so Good, that we say, "Your Will be done." And Father God hears and answers in His goodness. Cal said he wanted a Blue Giant Dragonfly. The crowd was astonished to find the lady in front of him had discovered one on the grounds of the Park. The line went wild asking again, "What is prayer and what is a Wish?" We explained again and said, "In Jesus name, Father God's Will be done."
You know when you know you know. The water was stirred. Jesus is present. And I prayed a specific prayer for the home we would have in 5 years. A place to have people know they were welcome. A place my sons' friends would gather. A gracious place for the Holy Spirit to bring peace and comfort of home. In 5 years of me fretting, our home on a pond is all of this, all our answered prayer. And we have dragonflies flying in the back yard and venturing to the front yard. All in the right season. All in His Hands.
Thank You, Abba Father.
Thank You, Abba Father.
Thank You, Abba Father.
When we pray and we know immediately that You have answered.
All our cares we surrender to You, Abba Father. Knowing You will rebuke evil, remove what is wrong, protect us and draw Your Love to us.
I love You Daddy!
Be with our generations, Father God and we rest in Your Good Will.
Amen in Jesus. Jesus the Lord. Amen.
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