Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday : Father's Love Letter











The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Luke 21:33

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for your prayers and encouragements.

Some weeks ago, I posted "Letter to My Child" which is very encouraging. It tells us of the great love God has for us and that He cares for us.

Dear 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) and 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). 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 (Psalm 139:17-18) and I rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17). I will never stop doing good to you (Jeremiah 32:40) because 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). 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 Father,
Almighty God



Recently, I saw another presentation of it on YouTube which is very very encouraging too and it is entitled "Father's Love Letter."

As I viewed "Father's Love Letter" I realized afresh God's love for us as He expressed it in His Words, the Bible. The Bible is in someway God's Love Letter to us to reveal His love for us from creation to salvation to sanctification and to glory.

"Father's Love Letter" is a very encouraging paraphrased of various Scriptures from Old Testament to New Testament. It helps me to appreciate how precious the Bible is to us and how we can know more and more of God's glory and love for us, and how we can live for Him.

♥ I am thankful to God for giving us His Precious Words, the Bible.

♥ I am thankful to God for giving us the Bible so that we can know Who God is, who we are, and what Christ has done to reconcile us to God.

♥ I am thankful to God that He reveals in His Words His love for us and how He has given us His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to redeem us from sins and give us eternal life.

♥ I am thankful to God that His Words admonish us and convict us of our sins, and assures us that with God there is forgiveness of sins as we turn to God in repentance.

♥ I am thankful to God that His Words has the answers on how we can handle the various issues in life with the many challenges.

♥ I am thankful to God that His Words instructs us on how we can live for God, glorify Him and enjoy Him.

♥ I am thankful to God that His Words directs us in the path that God wants us to go.

♥ I am thankful to God that His Words comforts us in our time of sorrows, sufferings and losses.

♥ I am thankful to God for the freedom to read His Words and to worship Him in my country.

♥ I thank God for providing precious people in my life ie. my family, church, friends and blogging friends who love and care for me in their very wonderful ways. These are tokens of God's love for me and I treasure very much.

♥ I thank God once again for all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors. I have been so greatly blessed by all of you and I thank God upon every remembrance of you. It is wonderful to read of how God is guiding and blessing you in your walk with our Lord and it encourages me in my walk with God too. Thanks again for your prayers and encouragements.

♥ May God opens our eyes daily that we may behold wondrous truths out of His Words (Psalm 119:18) and enable us to walk in them.

♥ May God's Words continues to be a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths (Psalm 119:105).

♥ May God enable us to hide His Words in our heart that we might not sinned against Him (Psalm 119:11).



Do take a few minutes to listen to this narrated Father's Love Letter, if you can. Though these Bible verses and Truths are familiar to us, the way they are connected together in this touching letter is very encouraging and enable us to know God's love in a very special way.

To read the Letter is one thing, to listen to it being read is another totally yet wonderful experience! It may change your life!

This Father's Love Letter is posted by joetopc on Youtube.




To read more about Father's Love Letter, visit their website here.

Father's Love Letter is available in 89 languages! Free posters of Father's Love Letter can be downloaded from here.

May you know God to be our Heavenly Father, Who will never leave us nor forsake us and cares for us daily.

And may you know the love of God that is perfected in Christ Jesus our Lord Who gave His life for us so that we can be reconciled to God.

May you know God's love and care in very special ways today and everyday!

How about you? How has the Lord blessed you through the past week?

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a blessed and thankful day!

For more participants of Thankful Thursday, do visit Iris.

41 comments:

LAURIE said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful grateful heart with us this week! Oh how wonderful Gods Word is and how it blesses us and I am reminded when I look over at my bookshelf and see 7 Bibles standing side by side how blessed and thankful I am that I have the freedom to have His Word!! Thanks for sharing that video with us ... WOW! ....Happy TT! -Blessings, Laurie

Denise said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing sweetie.

Princess said...

What an awe inspiring post you have here, Nancie. I enjoyed the letter as much as the video and I thank you for sharing those with us. What a great TT offering.
Princess

flmom said...

You said ... "May you know God's love and care in very special ways today and everyday!" ... boy do I ever know that this week!

As always, it's a joy to visit your beautiful Thankful Thursday. Blessings to you in the week ahead!

Peggy said...

Blessings Nancie...excellent choice with the Father's Love letter...did you know that I have this on my sidebar and the video in Spanish at the bottom? I am so blessed and this encorages me so much each time I need to be reminded of Our Father's Great Love! How wonderful is your grateful list of many thanks for the WORD that fills us and renews our mind! Be sure to always carry the sword of the Spirit and put the helmet of salvation over your mind! Thank you so much for sharing an awesome post with much careful thought! You indeed are inspiring and this speaks of how much the Lord has filled and touched you and others through your gift of sharing & encouraging!

Pia said...

i have that on my phone and i listen to it whenever i need to feel God's love for me. God bless you, nancie.

Serendipity said...

What a beautiful post and letter! We can never get tired of reading it, can we? Thank you for sharing this. Have a blessed day!

Rocks said...

Thank you for posting that wonderful letter of the Father, yes, hearing it is a different experience. Thank God we have a Father in HIM.

God bless you Nancie!

sailorcross said...

Nancie,

I have seen this video before, but a little different version. I first saw this at my church, and I was overwhelmed with the love of My Father--how much He loves me in spite of myself!

I haven't seen this in some time, and it was wonderful to wake up this morning and renew my strength with God's love and power.

Thank you, Nancie!! Your words (which are God's words) are so encouraging to me!

I'm going to have to look into "Thankful Thursday". I have so much to be thankful for, and I think I need to share this others!!

Beth

The Holleys said...

Hi Nancie, I enjoyed watching the videos you posted. Thanks, Nancie. I'm so blessed.

Cheryl said...

You have such a sweet heart. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Thankful Thursday Nancie!

Cheryl said...

You have such a sweet heart. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Thankful Thursday Nancie!

Erica said...

The Word of God is so incredibly amazing. Thank you for reminding me of so many of its blessings.

Colored Heart said...

Your heart is full of thankfulness! Your brokenness has truly brought you this far. You inspire me to be more thankful for big and small things. Take care! Keep praising... it looks good on God!:)

Darlene said...

Happy TT! I too am thankful for my bible! Thanks for sharing your heart.
Sweet Blessings,
Darlene

Marsha said...

Amen to your Thankful list, Nancie! You are a token of His love to me.
Blessings.

Mum to six home grown seedlings. said...

Hi I found your blog through Kim's - The Narrow Path. Lovely to stop in. May God bless you richly,
Deb

Beth K. Vogt said...

I always appreciate the hope I hear echoing in your TT posts!
Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

Laurie Ann said...

What a precious post, Nancie. I will treasure this. I wish you a happy Thankful Thursday, dear friend.

Melanie said...

Oh, yes... we have such a wonderful blessing from God in His very own words.. the Bible!

Happy Thankful Thursday, Nancie!

BP said...

Hi Nancie,

You're right, it is wonderful blessing that we have the Bible. I don't want to take this for granted.

JadeMerie said...

God gives us so much to be thankful for! Thank you so much for sharing your heart

A happy heart at home said...

I read "Father's Love Letter" some years ago, and I've seen the slideshow. It is very moving. Thank you for posting about it.

~Susan

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

Nancie, thank you for taking the time & care to write such a wonderful message. How amazing is His Word & His Love for us.
Blessings in His name!

Tracey said...

Great TT!
Blessings...
Tracey

Lynn said...

Hi Nancie,

You are a rich blessing to us community of online believers. You love for Jesus shines out in a very real way. I am so glad I know you.

This love letter is awesome.

I pray the Lord sends you many tiny love note this day. Hugs, Lynn

Michele Williams said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful Thankful post and lovely Father Letter. I was truly blessed.

Schotzy said...

Nancie, Your post is inspiring and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

You always have such neat ---encouraging reads here! I love it!

janet said...

Nancie, thanks so much for your TT post and for sharing this awesome "Father's Love Letter" video! I LOVED all of the video, and I especially remember the part "Come home, and I'll throw the biggest party you've ever seen!" What an uplifting way to start off my day!

Love in Christ, Janet

Gina's Public Diary said...

Hi Friend,
Good to visit you again. I am so glad we have God's word.

Mary said...

Nancy,

What a wonderful list you've posted for this week's Thankful Thursday. It is very inspiring and I had never seen the Father's Love Letter before. Thank you for posting it.

My apologies for not visiting lately. Life has been hectic for me and the renovations are not going as quickly as we'd planned. I feel that God has His hand in this and that the apartment will be ready to rent just in time for Him to send us the perfect tenant.

Thank you so much for the awards. Many blessings to you.

Mary

Mariah said...

Hi Nancie, Yes, thank God for Who He is and His wonderful love for us!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

-Mariah
www.talkinofmanythings.wordpress.com

Tiffany Stuart said...

I love this love letter! Glad you are willing to take the time to share more about it.

Thanks for your friendship and comments on my blog.

Love from Colorado,
Tiffany

Merelyme said...

yes actually i have been very blessed this week. i got good news about my recent mammogram and that i do not have epilepsy. i am very grateful.

so good to see you and keep spreading your message of love to others.

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful post. It touched my heart.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Nancie!
How are you today?!
Love the FATHERS LOVE LETTER too!
His living WORD.... ~ doesn't get any better than that does it?!!
Blessings, sweet friend,
You are such an incredible blessing to me!
Lea

mama meji said...

Thanks so much for sharing your thankful heart and your lovely thoughts in this post. It's always good to be reminded of how wonderful it is to have a God like our God.

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

What a wonderful list of thankfulness, Nancie! I saw this video on TBN last year and it is soooo beautiful. It truly reminds us of the Father's immeasurable love for us.

Thanks so much for such inspiration, Nancie.

Jill said...

Nancie,

WOW! I love this so much. That letter is very near and dear to my heart. I read it almost 2.5 yrs ago when I first came to Jesus' feet!

Thank you for this beautiful post.

If you don't mind I would like to copy it and post all of it for my family, friends and the few who read my blog??

Email me at InHisgrace7@aol.com if that is ok!

God bless you!

Much love and blessings,
Jill

SharonB said...

I LOVE this video of the "Father's Love Letter". I've read it before but this video is beautiful!

Thank you Nanci