What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32 (NIV)
No Greater Or Better Gift
Do you have any doubts? Do I have any doubts about what? Do you have any doubts about me being for you? Do you know that I am on your side? Do you believe that I love and care for you? Do you know that I am watching over you? Do you realize that I never stop thinking about you? I am with you to help you. I am guarding and guiding you. I am molding and shaping you. Your life is in my hands. I am your Heavenly Father. You have been adopted into my family. You are my child. I delight to hear from you. I have no doubts about anything that you have said. That’s good.
Why don’t you have any doubts about my love for you? Why do you know that I am for you? How can you be sure that I am on your side? You made the supreme sacrifice for me. You sent your Son into the world to die for me. He paid for my sins. His blood cleansed me of my unrighteousness. He made it so I could live in an intimate relationship with you. He secured a place in heaven for me. Could there have been a greater or better gift that you could have given me? Could you have done something more dramatic for me? Could you have demonstrated your love for me with any greater clarity? The answer to all three of those questions is the same. No, there is no greater or better gift you could have given me. No, you could not have done something more dramatic for me. No, you could not more clearly demonstrate your love for me. So, here I am in humble and awe filled thankfulness that I cannot adequately express. I can only say, that I now love you because you first loved me. I will draw near to you, because you have drawn near to me. I will walk with you because I know that you are walking with me. I am and will continue to joyfully give my life fully to you. I know that you will give me all that I need as I love, follow and serve you. I know that you will hear and answer my prayers because you love me. There is no greater or better gift than your love. I have no doubt about that. That is very good.
Heavenly Father, what can I say? How can I respond? I am in thankful awe knowing you are on my side. You love and care for me. You gave your Son for me. Now, I have a new and intimate life with you. Thank you for your goodness to me. You hear my prayers. Amen
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