Far Above All We Could Ask Or Think

Far Above All We Could Ask Or ThinkThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Ephesians 3:20-21. These verses state that God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, far above all we could ask or think, and that to Him be the glory.

Our Heavenly Father is able to do far above all we could think, and all we could ever ask of Him. All things are possible with Him (Matthew 19:26). Nothing is too hard for Him (Jeremiah 32:17).

Do we truly believe this? Do we dare to ask God for whatever it is that we need? Or do we put limits on what we feel that He is capable of? Do we ask Him for even the little things in life, let alone the big things?

No matter what it is that you are facing, no matter what miracle you may be in need of, know that it’s nothing God can’t handle. He desires to work in your life in incredible ways, if you’ll ask Him. The question is will you?

The Riches Of Nations Will Come To You

The Riches Of Nations Will Come To YouThis week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
Isaiah 60:5. It says that wealth on the seas will be brought to you, and that the riches of nations will come to you.

As His children, God loves us, and wants to provide for us. He desires for us to have more than enough for ourselves and our families, and to bless those around us.
2 Corinthians 9:11 says that we will be enriched in every way, so that we can be generous on every occasion. In other words, God wants to bless us, so that we can bless others!

Our Heavenly Father gives good gifts to those who ask (Matthew 7:11). The question to ponder is do we ask? Do we bring our requests to Him, confident of His provision? Or do we live a life of constant worry over our finances? Instead of living in a state of incessant anxiety, let’s begin to tell Him what we are in need of, assured that He can and will do exceedingly, abundantly, and far above all that we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21) in our lives!

A Letter From God

A Letter From God

Dearly Loved Child,

I wish you knew how much I truly love you. My love for you is everlasting
(Jeremiah 31:3). It is unfailing (Psalm 36:7). It can never be shaken (Isaiah 54:10).

No matter what you’re going through, know that nothing can separate you from My love (Romans 8:38-39). In every situation, you are more than a conqueror through My Son (Romans 8:37)! I am always with you. I will never leave nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). Because I am with you, none will be able to stand against you, all the days of your life (Joshua 1:5).

What are you in need of? Simply ask Me. Call out to Me, and I will answer you (Jeremiah 33:3), for if you ask, you will receive (Matthew 7:8). I am able to do exceedingly, abundantly, far above all you could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21). Nothing you could ask for is ever impossible, for all things are possible for Me (Matthew 19:26)!

Your life has meaning and purpose. I knew you before you were formed in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5). I have good plans for your life – plans to prosper you, and not to harm you. They are plans to give you hope and a future
(Jeremiah 29:11). Whether you turn to the right or the left, my voice will lead you (Isaiah 30:21), if you will listen.

I am the giver of every good and perfect gift in your life (James 1:17). Because I love you, I delight in blessing you. I desire for you to experience the abundant life that my Son came to give you (John 10:10). Know this, and receive all that I have made available to you through the promises in My Word!

I have chosen you (John 15:16). I rejoice over you with song (Zephaniah 3:17). Always remember that you are precious to me, and honored in my sight
(Isaiah 43:4)!With Much Love, Your Heavenly Father

With Much Love,
Your Heavenly Father

 

What Do You Want Him To Do For You?

What Do You Want Him To Do For You?Week Three of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is approaching its end. This week’s reading was Matthew 15-20. In these chapters, Jesus addressed the Pharisees, performed miracles of healing and the feeding of multitudes, and informed His disciples of His upcoming death. These chapters also relate some of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples, a few of His parables, and an account of His transfiguration.

In Matthew 20:29-34, we read of two blind men who desired for Jesus to heal them. They called out to Him to have mercy on them. Though the crowd told them to be quiet, Jesus stopped and asked them what they wanted Him to do for them. They told Him they wished to receive their sight. Jesus had compassion on them, and healed them.

If Jesus asked you what you wanted Him to do for you, what would your answer be? Would you respond readily, confident that your request would be granted? Or would you hesitate, unsure of whether or not you would receive what you asked for?

In Matthew 7:8, we learned that those who ask receive, those who seek find, and that the door will be opened to the one who knocks. Our Savior went about doing good, healing ALL whom the devil oppressed (Acts 10:38). Never once in Scripture do we read of Jesus turning away someone who came to Him. Rather, all who sought Him received what they were in need of. What do you want Him to do for you? Request that which you lack, confident that you will receive!

Ask and You Will Receive

Ask and You Will ReceiveThe first week of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is drawing to a close. This week’s reading was Matthew 3-8. These chapters spoke mainly of Jesus’ baptism, the beginning of His ministry, the Sermon on the Mount, and some of the miracles that He performed.

Matthew 7:7-11 addresses the topic of asking and receiving from our Heavenly Father. These verses assure us that those who ask receive, those who seek find, and that the door will be opened to those who knock. They use the example of a parent’s response to their child’s requests. If we, as humans, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will our wonderful Daddy in heaven give good gifts to us when we ask!

After reading in chapter 7 that those who ask will receive, Matthew 8 gives account of a number of people who presented differing requests to Jesus. They sought Him out for various reasons. A leper desired to be cleansed. A centurion was in need of healing for his servant. Many who were demon-possessed, or in need of healing, were brought to Him. His disciples cried out to Him to save them when they were in a boat, and a storm arose. Did any of these people fail to receive what they asked for? Did even one of those who sought Him fail to find that for which they came? When was the last time you asked God for something? What have you been requesting of Him lately? Do you know that He is both willing and able to meet all of your needs, both big and small?

Our Heavenly Father wants us, today, to ask of Him all that we need. He gives good gifts to those who ask (Matthew 7:11). Don’t be anxious about anything, but rather present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6), confident that you will see His provision in your life!

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God Loves Me

heartGod loves me. How many times have we been told that God loves us? After hearing it so often, we sometimes fail to recognize the significance of these oft-repeated words.

It was God’s love for us that prompted Him to send His Son to save us. We had transgressed His commands repeatedly and gone our own way, yet He loved us enough to give His life for us.  It takes strong, passionate, selfless devotion to do something like that – the kind of love God has for us. He demonstrated His love clearly by giving His son for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8). Considering what He’s done for us, how could we ever doubt His affection?

1 John 4:19 tell us that we love because God first loved us. Only by comprehending the greatness of His affection for us personally can we begin to truly love Him, those around us, or even ourselves. Many people judge themselves very harshly. They dislike so many things about themselves. Nothing about them ever seems good enough in their own eyes.  Because of how they view themselves, they fall for the lie that they are unlovable. Their pain gives them more of a tendency to lash out at those around them. The people they hurt are more apt to spread the pain further, and so it continues. Yet it all stems back to not understanding the undying affection of the our Lord and Savior. This is why it is so important for us to grasp the width and length, and height and depth, of the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:18-19).

God loves us. He wants us to understand that. Not merely to give mental assent to the fact, but to truly believe it in our hearts. He wants to show us how much He really cares for us. All we need to do is to be willing to listen. I challenge you to ask God to reveal His love to you. He stands ready and waiting to do so. Take time to consider what His Word has to say on the subject. Discover the reality of His love for you today!

Here are a few of the verses that speak of God’s great love:

  • God has lavished His love upon us, in calling us His children (1 John 3:1).
  • The Bible’s definition of love is this – that God loved us, and sent His Son as a sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:10).
  • The love of our Heavenly Father endures forever (Psalm 107:1).
  • His love reaches to the heavens (Psalm 36:5).
  • Nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39).