Wednesday, November 27, 2013

MEASURELESS LOVE OF GOD




 Oswald Chambers taught that "God loves me and that 
I shall never think of anything He will forget."



The Measureless Love of God

 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."~John 14:27

Jesus Christ taught that God is our loving Heavenly Father.
He said that God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that all who would believe in His death on the cross for their sins and subsequent resurrection, would never die, but could enjoy fellowship with God now on earth and also forever in eternal paradise. (See John 3:16)

Jesus taught that those who believe in Him as their Savior would be forgiven all their sins, reborn from above and adopted into God's family as His own precious children.
He said that His children could ask His Heavenly Father for anything in His name and it would be done for them!

"Jesus said,"If you live in Me and what I say lives in you, then ask for anything you want, and it will be yours. I will do anything you ask the Father in My name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son." ~John 14:13-14
...If you ask Me to do something, I will do it."  ~John 15:7 

Jesus said that our Father knows our needs even before we ask Him!
He taught that God is such a God of love that He even cares when a common sparrow falls to the ground and dies.
God measures the dust of the earth, the Bible tells us, and He cherishes each of us so much that He counts the very hairs on our head.

St. Paul wrote,  "What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" ~Romans 8:31-32

Jesus said we must ask God for what we need even though He already knows our needs. 
In Luke 18:1, He tells His disciples, "People ought to always pray and to never give up."

Sometimes God may seem so silent as if He is not listening to our prayers. But He hears them all. The Psalmist envisioned our compassionate Creator 
collecting our tears and putting them into a special bottle marked with our name.

Psalm 56:8 "You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; 
Are they not in Your book?" 

God will answer our prayers in His own way and time.
The prophet Habakkuk wrote, "For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end fulfillment; it will not deceive or disappoint. 
Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day."~ Habakkuk 2:3-4 

Our God asks us to walk with Him day by day with eyes of faith, trusting Him and believing His word even though we cannot see or feel Him. 
The author of the book of Hebrews wrote, "Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 1:6 "Without faith no one can please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who sincerely try to find Him."

"Look at the proud; his soul is not straight or right within him, 
but the rigidly just and the uncompromisingly righteous man shall live 
by his faith and in his faithfulness."~Habakkuk 2:3-4 

Our God is a merciful, compassionate Father. If He allows us to be thrown 
into the fiery furnace of affliction to refine our faith, He will jump into that fire
alongside of us just as He did for the Hebrew captives in Babylon so long ago. 
(See Daniel 3:24-25)

When my children were little, God gave me a beautiful poem to comfort and encourage me. I recently made it into a prayer song, now available on my album, "God's Rainbow Promise." May this prayer song comfort and encourage you wherever you are on your journey. 

Yahweh's Promise

© Copyright 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.

I love you, My child
And I’ll never forsake you,
You’re one of My own.
I will always be with you;
Your hand will I hold,
For in your heart My word is sown.

Don’t be afraid of the darkening night;
The times, they are evil
And you will have to fight.
But the good and upright and the just will prevail; 
With My word as your sword you can never fail.

Walk on in faith and don’t ever look back
To the road you have already trodden.
The way is before you and the past is gone— 
Walk on in faith though the way seems long; 
Walk on in faith though the way is long.

I love you, My child, and My peace is yours.
I will never forsake you—not one of My own! 
Though all around you the storms are severe, 
Remember in faith I am always near,
To uphold and support you, no matter where, 
In failure, in victory, in doubt, in despair;
In laughter, in weeping, in danger, in fear... 
My promise forever: I am always here...

I am always here, I am always here,
My promise forever, I am always here.

Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your only Son to suffer and die for our sins so that we might be forgiven and become Your very own children through Christ's atoning sacrifice. Give us Thy grace to comprehend Your measureless love for us and to never take Your beautiful Gift, the Gift of Your precious Son Jesus Christ for granted. Thank You, Lord. I love You. 
In Jesus Name. Amen. 

You can listen to a sample track of my prayer song, "God's Promise" on cdbaby.com 
It's available as an MP3 download or you can purchase the album "God's Rainbow Promise," at http://cdbaby.com/cd/suzannedavisharden 

*All of the profits from my music recordings are being donated to ministries for the homeless and ministries serving survivors of abuse. 
Thank you for your support not only of my music, but of those who work so tirelessly to bring God's love and compassion to the poor, homeless, and victimized in our society. 
God Bless You always! 

Unto The Least of These © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved: "Yahweh's Promise," Prayer Song Lyrics © 2013 Suzanne Davis Harden, All Rights Reserved.
Photo /Illustration Source: Internet

Thursday, November 21, 2013

LORD, THANK YOU




Lord, Thank You 

Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, thank You that You hold each of Your children 
in Your shadow shelter under the secure protection of Your almighty wings.

Thank You that when You are our refuge, Your word promises that 
no evil can conqueror us, for You will defeat our every foe.

May You fill Your children today with rivers of Your holy love.
May we feel Your everlasting arms supporting us everywhere we go.
May we have the wonderful faith to know that all will be well because You are our God, 
our Friend, and Savior. 
In Jesus' name. Thank You. I love You. Amen. ❤

 Psalm 91:1-16 (NLT)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High 
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 

This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him. 

For he will rescue you from every trap 
and protect you from deadly disease. 

He will cover you with his feathers. 
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, 
nor the arrow that flies in the day. 
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, 
nor the disaster that strikes at midday. 

Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you, 
these evils will not touch you. 
Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. 

If you make the Lord your refuge, 
if you make the Most High your shelter, 
no evil will conquer you; 
no plague will come near your home. 

For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. 
They will hold you up with their hands 
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. 

You will trample upon lions and cobras; 
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! 

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name. 
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life 
and give them my salvation.” 

Unto the Least of These: Photo Illustration & Prayer by Suzanne Davis Harden; 
Scripture Reference from the New Living Translation Bible, © 2007 Tyndale House Foundation, 
All Rights Reserved.

Friday, November 15, 2013

My Prayer




Dear Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, help me to love You today with all that is in me, and by faith to follow wherever You lead;
Please make me a light reflecting Your love everywhere I go and to all I meet. Thank You, Lord.
In Jesus’ name. I love You! Amen.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Five Things God's Children Should Never Worry About


God Cherishes You! His love for you is measureless. St. Peter wrote, “Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

I pray you will be filled with the knowledge of God’s amazing love for you. I pray you will sense Christ’s presence and His peace in your life. I pray you will be blessed beyond measure and that He will hear and give you all that you are seeking from Him. In Jesus name. Amen. ♥️