Monday, 15 July 2013

Grace Notes - Luke 11 v 11

"If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?" - LUKE 11:11

God is always good to us, his children.  We often look at our rebellious, independent, headstrong attitude and think that God must be disappointed with us when we decide to do things our own way. But God’s love for us is unconditional, there is nothing we can do to make him love us any less and there is nothing we can do to make us love him more.

We are His delight; he created us to enjoy a wonderful, abundant life in intimate union with him. It is his desire that we accept His grace and enjoy eternal life with him.

When we sin we do not separate ourselves from Him or his presence.  All our sin was dealt with before we were born at the cross. All our sin is eternally forgiven. The only thing that separates us from enjoying God is our unbelief, in his sacrifice and our unbelief in all that he has provided.
God loves us; he wants us to enjoy all the riches and glory of heaven, in a relationship with him.

Andrew Wommack explains nothing can compare to the love of the Father towards us.
The most loving Father in the world cannot compare to our heavenly Father and the love He has for us. And yet, many times, we find it easier to believe in the willingness of a father or mother or mate to help us than in the willingness of God to use His power on our behalf. Relatively few people really doubt God's ability, but rather, it is our doubt of His willingness to use His ability on our behalf that causes most people to do without. Jesus is assuring us that God's love, and His willingness to demonstrate that love, is far greater than we can ever experience in any human relationship.

The Lord didn't just save us out of pity or a sense of obligation as our Creator. He saved us because He loved us (John 3:16). It was the "good pleasure of his will" for us to become adopted sons (Eph.1:5). We are wanted and accepted by our Father! What a wonderful thing this is! It would have been more than any of us deserve to be forgiven by God. Then to be given certain rights and privileges would have been more than we could have expected. But the Lord went further than that. He has actually accepted us.
The dictionary defines "accept" as "1. to receive gladly; 2. to receive into a place or a group" (New American Heritage Dictionary). The Lord does not just tolerate us; He actually loves us. He even likes us. He rejoices over us with joy (Zeph. 3:17).

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