you are loved
Jordan just turned fifteen and is feeling the love. For the past month she has been showered by favor from her dad and me. She doesn’t know quite what to think of it! I must admit, it is great fun spoiling one who has no demand or expectation of being spoiled. By the grace of God, she has escaped the mindset of entitlement. She is always very appreciative of gifts and kindness shown her.
For her birthday, she asked if we could do a redesign of her room. What she desired was a big undertaking for me in that I would paint over some bright wall colors and move huge pieces of furniture out of her room and into her room. It was all fun, and we are very pleased with the results!
Like every teen, technology plays a big part in Jordan’s life, and she is in love with all things mac! For the past year she has shared a mac laptop with her brother and has not minded doing so. However, being the movie producer she is, it has been a desire to use updated technology for enhanced special effects. Two days ago, Jon surprised her with a new mac and spoke life over her saying, “I believe in you, and I want to invest in your creative ability that God has given you!”
Can you say, “undone?”
The Father in heaven does the same for you and me. He loves to shower us with blessings because He is God, and He can do so- His supply is endless! He sees the potential within us for multiplication, and He invests. A couple of my favorite scriptures stating such truth are Matthew 7:11 and Luke 11:11-13.
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11)
The Luke 11 passage is similar to Matthew 7:11 except that it offers clarification of the “good gifts.” Luke writes, “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” That’s it. The investment of the Holy Spirit in our lives is the means for multiplication. Simply put, God wants us to live beyond ourselves. He has a plan for us to make an impact in this world of eternal value. He is seated and ready to release all of the blessing upon our lives. We ask with the expectation of a child and trust that He is good; He will be pleased to answer.
Today, let us run to the Father’s open arms with the assurance that He loves us and longs to pour into us His goodness and favor.
I have come to understand that the Father never grows tired of my needy heart and is quick to satisfy it with more of Himself.