But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (Romans Chapter 5, Verse 8, Amplified Classic Edition of the Bible)
Against the backdrop of topics covered in recent weeks on God’s Grace, Mercy, Faith and Rest, we continue this journey of understanding the importance of knowing the Father and the Son. One of the ways is to see God’s nature and character in action in His Word. In this program we look at the Father’s heart in several situations and how His longsuffering continues with us to this day.
In recent weeks we have been understanding some of the promises of God, as well as His nature and character, in order that we may realize how we can easily trust Him because He is faithful and has kind intentions in His heart. We have been talking about God’s grace, our undeserved favor from God, and his mercy, His punishment withheld from us. Today having this trust and faith in God that He is good, that He does not want to harm us but only love us and grow us, we look at the blessing and promise of His Rest.
This week we focus on guarding our hearts and minds, so that what we think, believe and ponder on remains fixed on that which lines up with the very Word of the Living God Almighty. Else, we permit evil circumstances to come against us each day, regardless of our knowledge or ignorance of these principles. Worse, we question or even blame our Heavenly Father on how he could have allowed us to have such a bad day!
This week we are continuing on with the study of Proverbs 15:15 (AMPC), and the power of anxious thoughts that can encourage and reaffirm evil events in our daily lives. The power of thoughts and what you say with your tongue (Proverbs 18:21), and whether you decide to acknowledge God every day, spending time with him, walking with Him, knowing He is with you.