March 14

My child…I am the Lord, your God; your Redeemer.  I am holding you by your right hand, and I reassure you, Do not fear; I am here to help you.  Though you are so weak and fragile, do not be afraid, for I Myself will help you. [Father God…Isa 41:13-14]

ETERNAL PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP: God the Father is my Father, I am His child.  I rest in Him with an unruffled child-like rest.

Does a small child climb into the arms of his father and then strive and struggle to find rest?  Does he strive and struggle to think of all the reasons why he can find rest…to stir up rest…there?  Does he try to convince himself that he can find rest there?  Does he have to struggle to put out of his mind reasons why he can’t find rest there?  Does he have to grit his teeth in determination to find rest there?  Does he have to try with all of his efforts and strength to rest there?  Is he anxious, worried, concerned, fearful…that he might not find rest there?  No…he just does, with no thought of reasoning why. He just knows that he can rest in his father’s arms…and just simply does.  There is no striving, no struggling; he just does.

I just curl up in my Father’s loving arms, fully at rest in an unruffled child-like rest, in my Father’s loving arms, where all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled.  No mater what storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled.  My Father love’s me, His child, with a fathomless love…and my Father is the Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation.  There is nothing that can touch my life apart from what my Father specifically, consciously, and deliberately allows…or causes, to do so.  And…in the Power of His enabling grace, manifested and exercised in me through the Eternal Power of the indwelling Holy Spirit…I trust my Father with an unwavering child-like trust.  All my cares, all my concerns, all my fears and worries, melt away in His loving arms.  Why does a little child who gets hurt…eyes full of tears and crying…come running, with reckless abandon, into his father’s arms? Because THERE, in his father’s arms, he knows he will find comfort and rest.  He doesn’t wonder if…he simply knows.  Cast the whole of your care…all your anxieties and distress, all your fears and worries, all your concerns and burdens, once and for all…upon Me, for I care for you affectionately and care about you watchfully. [1 Peter 5:6-7]

Abba Father…I find my home and my resting place in the shadow of the Almighty… like a small child, coming to You, to just curl up in Your loving arms and drift off to sleep, in an unruffled child-like rest…in Your loving arms, Father, where all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled.  Father…I come to You as Your child whenever I feel anxious, afraid, worried, upset…and in Your loving arms all fear melts away, all anxiety, all worry, all distress just melts away.
Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother’s arms, so my heart is quiet within me. [Ps 131:2]
Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God. [Ps 43:5]
I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” [Mark 10:15]
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.  Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. [1 Peter 3:2-4]

Can a mother forget her own baby who nurses at her breast, that she would feel no love for the child she has borne?  Even were that so…I would never, ever, forget you!  See…I have inscribed your name on the palm of My hand; You are always in My thoughts! Though your father and mother forsake you, I Myself will welcome and care for you. [Father God…Isa 49:15-16; Ps 27:10]

Lord God Almighty…how precious it is to realize that you are continually thinking about me!  Whether during the day, or in the night hours…I can’t even count how many times your thoughts turn toward me; they would outnumber the grains of sand!  And when I awaken in the morning, you are still with me, still thinking of me! [Ps 139:17-18]

Abba Father…the all-prevailing, all pervading, atmosphere in which my soul lives and moves and has its very being is an unwavering child-like trust in You.  The underlying foundation for my unwavering child-like trust is that in the very depths of my being I have embraced the reality of Your fathomless love for me, and Your absolute Sovereignty over all Creation. [1 John 3:1-3; Isa 40:6-31]

An unwavering child-like trust is the all-prevailing attitude of my heart.  It is the framework out of which everything in my life is determined…every action I take, every response to the things that touch my life, every word I speak, and every thought I think and present.  Everything I am to do is filtered through an unwavering child-like trust in You, Father. [Ps 16:7; 42:8; 143:8]

No matter what circumstance, event, or thing that takes place to touch my life, it passes through this atmosphere of my unwavering child-like trust, and does not disturb my unruffled child-like rest.  It simply prompts me to turn to Your Holy Spirit in an unreserved child-like dependence for His direction as to how I am to respond. [Prov 3:5; Jer 17:7-8]

In this all-prevailing, all-pervading, atmosphere of unwavering child-like trust, my soul is continually at rest in an unruffled child-like rest.  Though the storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil… beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled. [Mark 4:36-41]

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.   I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”  

This is my Father’s world:

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