How do you think of yourself in relation to God?
Some people might think of themselves as dutiful servants,
others may think of themselves as soldiers serving a General,
while another might think of themselves as children to a Parent,
many understand themselves as disciples of Jesus, as struggling believers, or as sinful failures.
But David, who wrote Psalm 17:8, knew he was "the apple of God's eye".
Whatever mistakes he had made, however many sins he had committed, no matter what scrapes he had gone through,
God still loved him - unconditionally.
In the face of danger, opposition, hatred, and treachery he turned to God and clung to that shred of hope - that he was the apple of God's eye.
You too, are the apple of God's eye, He loves you and regards you as His special child.
You may have failed Him many times, you may have disappointed yourself and let your family, church and community down.
You may have "chickened out", "backslid", or stumbled and fallen, but He still loves you!
However long it's been since you last worshipped or spoke to Him,
however far you may have wandered away,
whatever terrible things you might have done,
nothing will change His everlasting divine love for you!
He will keep you, He will hold you and He will Love you.
NOTHING will lessen His love for you,
because you are "the apple of His eye".
God’s expressed love is Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1: 12 - 14
“Thank God the Father who made us fit to share all the wonderful things
in the kingdom of light because he rescued us from the gloom of Satan’s kingdom
and brought us into the kingdom of His Dear Son Jesus Christ,
who bought our freedom with his death on the cross and forgave us all our sins”.
To God be ALL the Glory!
1 Peter 5: 8 - 11
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Resist him, steadfast in the Faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.
To Him be the glory and the dominion, forever and ever. Amen.
Whatever you sow, so shall you reap.
Galatians 6: 7 - 9
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
ONE AND ONLY SON
1 Corinthians 13: 4
Divine love; a strong, ardent, tender, compassionate, devotion to the well-being of someone.
The living, divinely implanted, acquired, and created principal of inward and wholehearted confidence, assurance, trust
and reliance in God and all that He says.
Fear versus Faith.
Faith is the opposite to fear.
Over and over the Bible commands us to "Fear Not!"
We can't expect God to protect us if we are full of fear.
If we are full of fear, we can't be full of Faith, and according to the Bible (Job 3:25), the thing we fear will come upon us.
Have FAITH brothers and sisters... and fear not!