6/01/2008

Boldly approaching Our Father's Throne

Sorry I haven't posted in a while- there haven't been any new updates from Tina so I was kind of neglecting this blog. But, God spoke to me in that still, quiet way that He has and reminded me of a few things that I'd like to share with you.

1) God is a BIG God. And He can do over and abundantly what we ask of Him. He's just waiting. How do I know? Think about the story that we've heard tons of times in Matthew 14:13. Jesus fed 5,000 people with 2 loaves and 5 fish. Now, the story doesn't end there for me. It's amazing enough that He fed them all with that small amount of food- but look at what He did at the end:

20They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Why was there even food left over? I always think God will give me just enough to get by. NO WAY- He's a BIG, ABUNDANT GOD and He desires to give us way more than we ask for, even better than we ask for. Let's ask Him for big things for ourselves- and the Thrailkill's today.

2) Our Pastor at Crossgates Baptist gave an awesome sermon tonight... here's a link to listen to it if you are interested: http://crossgates.org
Click on the link for archived sermons and choose the one for June 1st. Anyway, Bro. David taught us about love from the Father. He shared that God desires for us to approach him like little children- and call him "Daddy" or "Abba Father". This is true because Jesus approached God the same way, and he told us to pray in the same way:
9"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Jesus was telling us to BOLDLY approach his throne and to ask God for things with the mindset that we are His children. He loves us in the same way that we love our children or our parents love us. Amazing to think about, right?

So as we ask Him for that big thing today, remember, He wants to give us good things. He wants what's best for us.... just like we want what's best for our children and our parents wanted what was best for us. Ask Him today like He's Your Daddy. Let's ask on behalf of the Thrailkills for complete healing, peace, provision, and rest.

I'll give you an update as soon as I know something! Thanks for letting me take you on a little journey of what I've learned lately.

1 comments:

For The People said...

Thanks for keeping us informed~