Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Love, Your Dad

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad.

Thank you Denise

14 comments:

BunnyGirl said...

Blimey Sharon, this was wonderful to read. But I have to tell you, that Youtube thing had me nearly in tears.
"Out of the mouth of babes" and all.
I think that is the one thing that hit me and that I was thinking about for the last two days, that God is a Father, our Father. I suppose I felt He wouldn't understand but as I heard that boy say He always understands, I knew it was true.

Two posts that have touched me deeply today.
Hugs to you girl.
BG

Cahleen 何凱琳 said...

That was beautiful!

Mary said...

Very beautiful. I received this from Denise as well and it touched me deeply, as it did again when I read it here. Thanks so much for sharing this message with all of your readers.

Blessing for a great day, Sister.
Mary

Denise said...

I love you sis.

sassiekiwi said...

This was great ...

I love the line that he is the complete expression of love.

Thanks

S.

Kathleen Marie said...

What a great list! Thank you so much. God Bless!

Regina said...

Hi There,
My mother and I were discussing some of these very scriptures in reference to my Father, who I dedicated a post to yesterday, and we discussed that my Heavenly father was always there, and still is! I Love them both!
Blessings!

Nicki said...

Those were so sweet......thanks for sharing, calmed my spirit!

Deb said...

Awesome thanks we all need to let that sink in. wow I have to share that with our motorcycle ministry, we are having a home fellowship this weekend and that will be perfect:) Thanks!!

SunnySusan said...

Wow...keeping that one for future use...thanks my friend
I love you

Pastor Lisa said...

Please tell Denise this is wonderful!

Edge of Design said...

I've seen the powerpoint presentation on this with background music and it is absolutely beautiful. It's nice to see it written out with the scriptures beside it too.

Lisa said...

And thank you, Sharon, for passing it on! :o)

I don't have a relationship with my earthly dad. Knowing how my heavenly Father loves me comforts me so much.

Melanie said...

Those are beautiful.