"I spoke and the worlds were formed. By My will, everything remains in existence. I am the Righteous Judge. I am Almighty God. There is no other. With everything that I Am, with everything that I have done, because of what Jesus has done for you, I invite you to such intimacy that you may call Me ABBA. You may come as close to Me as you desire. In fact, I often wait for you."
Gen. 1:31 NIV
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
Psalm 46:10 NIV
"Be still, and know that I am God..."
Psalm 111:2 NIV
Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Psalm 119:89 NIV
Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Psalm 119:160 NIV
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
John 14:13-14 AMP
13) And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
14) [Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
Ephesians 1:17-19a NIV
17) I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.
18) I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints
19a) and his incomparably great power for us who believe...
Heb. 4:16 NIV
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Our relationship with God through Jesus is, above and beyond anything else, a wondrous love story between an omnipotent Father God and His precious children. It is the foundation of all of history, the focal point of all past and future generations; and the promise that we have for eternal well-being. No other biography in all of time is packed with more adventure, intrigue, danger, excitement, and moment-by-moment thrills.
If you were to take all of the imaginations of mankind, all of the wealth, knowledge, and power of all of the men and women that have ever lived and combine them, multiplied by one million to the millionth power, it would not compare to the wonder of one moment of God in His ordinary (for Him) daily activities and interactions with us. With all that our Father God is and has and has done, His heart has favor toward the opportunity He created for those He formed from the ground of the earth to be in association with Him.
This love association is an unparalleled drama that has overwhelmed the mind of the scholar, disgusted the heart of the bigot, softened the heart of the needy, and filled to overflowing the heart of the child. In all of the wonder that is our God, the most amazing aspect, which has baffled mankind throughout his time in existence, is the well-put phrase in the Book of Psalms, "Who is man that you are mindful of him?"
To grasp the concept that our Father God is the originator of all life is more than enough for most scholars; but to understand that He loves us deeper than we could ever know and that His focus is on our existence for this time in creation is the most difficult truth to understand. It is beyond our scope of thinking. It must be received by the faith in your heart that He really means what He says, if you are ever to grow closer to Him.
How can I ever thank You, Lord?