Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
God is the source of all blessings. He is worthy to be praised. It is important to remember times in our lives when God has been our source of help. When we remember those times, it helps us to guard against wandering from the Lord. In the midst of praise to God, we are kept close to Him. In the midst of praise to God, our minds, our hearts, and our eyes are fixed upon Him.
The Fatherhood of a loving God; we are His children and He is our God. God is our Creator and Provider. “Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.” (1 Corinthians 8:6 NLKV)
God shows us His love and compassion. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3 NKJV)
God exercises His providence and care. “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13 NKJV)
And God disciplines and corrects. “And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” (Hebrews 12:5-6 NKJV)
These are incredible and loving attributes of a loving and caring Father. The love of God is His deepest possible expression of His character. God’s nature is love. “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:8 NKJV) And the gift of God’s only Son is a unique act of love. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 NKJV)
Friend, take time to worship and praise God for all that He is. He is our Creator and Provider. He is the lover of our souls and is compassionate. He is our provider and care giver. And He loves us so much that He disciplines and corrects us as we need. God’s attention is upon us all the time; every instant of time. And what a privilege it is to know that we can call upon His name and spend time with Him. We can be with Him any time we need. He is as close as a whisper. And through faith and belief in His Son, Jesus, whom He gave to us, we can spend eternity with our loving Father. Come, Thou Fount, come, Thou King; Come, Thou precious Prince of Peace. Hear Your bride, to You we sing, come, Thou Fount of our blessing.
Holy and Glorious Father, blessed be Your Name. You are the Father of our Lord, Jesus. Through You all blessing flow. You give us spiritual blessings in the heavenly places. Thank You Father that we have redemption through the blood of Jesus, and eternal life according to Your riches. Draw us closer to You, Father. May all we say and do give glory to Your Name. To the praise and the glory of You we pray. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!