Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bread for the Journey

With Valentine's Day just around the corner...
you may have been searching for some way to bless those special people in your life.  
Chocolates and flowers seem to be the gift of choice.  
But have you ever thought of giving the gift of words?


Write a letter to those you love....
and tell them what they mean to you.
Pen all those things that you rarely say...
but that should be said.
Put your message in a card...
or give it as a 'message in a bottle'.
That gift will mean more to them than something you have purchased.

Our heavenly Father has also given us a gift of words...
a love letter.

Read it.
Soak it up.
Respond.
 
 It goes like this...
 
My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.

Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 

I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.

Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.

Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 

I knit you together in your mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don't know me.

John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.

1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.

1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.

Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40 

For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.

Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3 

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.

Deuteronomy 4:29 

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.

Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.

Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.

Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.

Revelation 21:3-4


And I'll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4


I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23


For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3


He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.

Romans 8:31


And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19


His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.

1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.

Romans 8:31-32


If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.

1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7


I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15


My question is…
Will you be my child?

John 1:12-13


I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

Father's Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications
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May you experience His love today.
Anneliese, Betty, Bev, Charlotte, Ellen, Judy, Julie, Kathy, Lovella, Marg

11 comments:

  1. Thank you Judy for that. It was beautiful.

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  2. We all have a love language and this one is so beautiful. I love your example of the gift you gave to the one you love.
    The Love Letter from God is wonderful...thanks for sharing Judy.

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  3. Wow! That was awesomae. Thank you.

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  4. Sorry I got a little excited. Awesome. I CAN spell - most of the time.

    Have a wonderful week, Mennonite Girls!

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  5. words of affirmation....it doesn't get any better than our Father's love letter to us. thank you for that beautiful reminder.

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  6. Truly a letter that everyone should receive--Thank you, Judy.

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  7. How inspiring, thank you!

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  8. I have read this over and over - it's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing this love letter from the Father!

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  9. This brought tears to my eyes. I want to give a copy to each of my grand kids, I hope that's OK. Thanks so much for the reminder of His sweet love for us.

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