Sunday Celebration - 10:45AM
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Redemption, Refuge, Recovery, Restoration, Release

"Raindrops" Devotional

                          "IDENTIFIED BY HIS LOVE"

 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! and that is what we are! (I John 3;3a,b NIV)


Father's love for us is so great that it really can be challenging to even attempt to adequately define it. There are the many biblical adjectives that speak of His love as abundant, everlasting, extravagant, insurmountable, unconditional (agape), long, high, deep and so on.
Love may well be the most used and the most maligned and misused word in our vocabulary. As confusing as it may become in the natural order of things, there need be no confusion, however, in speaking of the love of our heavenly Father. touched by His perfect love, we are often and rightly astounded and amazed at the vastness of it.
According to I John 4:8, God is love. Father's love then, is god taking Himself, through Jesus and Holy Spirit, pouring Himself on us and in us in such a way that we bcome so much a part of Him that we should be declared - His children! 
Love, at its highest level has formed our identity - we are children of our heavenly Father. Male and female, we are His sons and inheritors in the kingdom prepared from the beginning of time. We love because he first loved us; fully, completely, totally, adopting us and causing us to be fully His. Wow!
"O God, it is Your love that saves us. it is Your love that keeps us both day and night. it is Your love that comforts, cheers, heals and holds us close. it is Your love that enables us to call You, "DADDY!" 
It is in Your love that that we, as Your children, truly find rest for our souls.  We respond to Your love, with "I love you, Daddy." Thank you, in Jesus' name, amen."