Jesus told us that in His Father's house are many mansions. In this short video, I ponder what it means for us to have our own home in the center of our Abba's heart.
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (NIV)
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This new section has been created so that together, we can reflect on some of the much loved Bible passages that we are so familiar with and unpack their earth shaking implications.
I am hoping these short videos will create more opportunities for us to dialogue about the love of God and what it actually means to be called His kids. Please feel free to comment below each video because I want to hear from you!
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Without the help of the Holy Spirit, it can be difficult for us to comprehend that we can be in two places at the same time. We are of course, living out our every day lives here on earth, yet the Apostle Paul writes that at the same time, we are hid with Christ in God, seated in heavenly places.
These are my thoughts on Ephesians 2:4-7 where the Apostle Paul writes...
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
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It is so comforting to know that God being a Father to us is not dependent upon our effort or ability to make this happen in our own strength. It is Yahweh Himself that has made this promise and we know that He never changes His mind!
2 Corinthians 6:18...
And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (NIV)
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I believe that the single most loved prayer that our Heavenly Father listens for is the Abba! Father! cry from His kids. In this short reflection, I ponder the life altering implications of what it means to have the right to call God... our Abba!
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (NIV)
I welcome any comments our about what Romans 8:15-17 means to you below in our comments section.
John 3:16 is one of the most often quoted and most loved Scriptures that summarizes the gospel message in a single verse. Even though we are aware that it was God who so loved the world, we often miss the fact that it was the first Person in the Trinity (the Father) whose sacrificial love was the driving force behind the second Person in the Trinity (Jesus) coming into the world two thousand years ago.
When we are truly able to grasp that it was a Father's great love that was behind our planned salvation, then we can better appreciate the Kingdom of God is all about belonging to an amazing family!
I welcome your comments below on my reflections of John 3:16-17...
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (NIV)