I had the great privilege of teaching, this past week, at a Bible Camp for a group of teenage girls. We did a lot of ground work on the importance of foundational truths, but as they go home and back to their lives, I wanted to instill even more truths. These truths are about how God sees them. We will spend the next 21 post looking at who God says we are. I struggle every day with seeing God as a loving God. Through the years of countless sermons, and Sunday school classes I tend to concentrate on what God says I should and shouldn’t do and the guilt of breaking those rules. In the midst of that I don’t see the God of love, but the God of punishment. So, starting today, we are going to concentrate on how God sees us. Not for anything we have done, but just for being us! So, let’s get started…
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: Ephesians 1:3
In the verse we see blessed mentions 3 times. The first is talking about God who is blessed. This definition of blessed in the Greek means adorable. It is saying God the Father is adorable. I think of a baby kitten and how adorable and easy to love a baby kitten. The definition of this first blessed is saying God the Father is also that easy to love. To picture God as an adorable kitten, so to speak, and how easy he is to love when we get to know him better and spend time with him. The second blessed is talking about how God has blessed us! This definition in the Greek language means to speak well of. Also, the word blessings mean to speak in elegance with reverential adoration. God is not also adorable, but he thinks we are! He talks about us and sees us with adoration, love, respect, and high esteem. He doesn’t go around heaven pointing out every mistake we make or talking about what we have done or what sins we have committed. God is the giver of blessing who talks about us in heaven as if we are precious to him and deserving of acknowledgement.
God who is easy to love, love us in return and speaks about us with great esteem. So right now, I want you to think of someone who you love and adore. This could be anyone. This person would definitely love you in return. Think about that love and adoration you have for each other and now apply that to God times 10! That is how much he loves and adores you!!
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for the gift of another day, I thank you for the adoration you bestow upon me, even when I feel as though I am not worthy or deserving. I pray Dear Lord that I will continue to remember when life gets hard and I make mistakes that you still love and adore me as no one else can! I ask these things in Jesus name. Amen.
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