Friday, February 24, 2017

it's up to you

"Live in peace with each other... encourage the timid, help; the weak, be patient with everyone... always try to be kind to each other other... be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances..." 1 Thessalonians 5:13,14,15,16-18



Happy early birthday, Dr. Seuss.  I really like you and your zany words, a whole awful lot.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Thursday, February 23, 2017

do tell

"His love endures forever." Psalm 136:1

This news is too good to keep under your hat.

God loves you!

When life is stressful, disappointing, painful, confusing or just completely unfair, remember His love for us endures forever and through all things.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

caught!

"...never tire of doing what is good." 2 Thessalonians 3:13
When caught, let us be caught doing what's good.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

who hears you?

"The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made." Psalm 145:13


Who matters to God? You do! No matter who you are... small, tall, old or young He loves you!

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it!
veneal

Monday, February 20, 2017

a breath of fresh air...

"Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
 
The sunshine, warmth and blooming daffodils on Sunday were a beautiful reminder that nothing stays the same...
 

frigid days melt away to sunny ones

sadness is replaced with hugs

loneliness is erased by laughter

pain is eased by caring hands
 
hurt is healed by kindness

silence is broken from sweet singing
 
darkness is overcome by Light
 

Thank You, Father for bringing nights to an end and joy in the morning.

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal

Friday, February 17, 2017

love letter #4... always and 4ever



How does He love you?
...keep counting the ways.



(your name), My dearly loved Child,   (Ephesians 5:1)



You have been fearfully and wonderfully made by Me.   (Psalm 139:14)

Nothing and no one will separate you from My love! ... neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation!   (Romans 8:35 39)


I will meet all your needs.  (Philippians 4:19)

I will fulfill My purpose for you with an unending love.   (Psalm 138:8)


Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you... carry you... and rescue you. (Isaiah 46:4)

I will never forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands.  (Isaiah 49:15-16)


As I watch over you, I will not sleep nor slumber.  (Psalm 121:4)

Live with the confidence of knowing who you are and whose you are... My Child.  (1 Peter 2:9)

Keeping looking up, My Child, I am here for you always.  (Deuteronomy 31:6)



forever your Dad




we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal





Need more affirmations regarding His love for you? Just pull out His Book.   It 's basically a love letter written just for you.  Face it...  He's crazy about you!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

love letter #3... 4 u



You are the cherished love of My life!  I wrote this Valentine with just you in mind.

 

My dear sweet (your name),


Rejoice! For I have made this day for you!  (Psalm 118:24)


You have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  I chose you before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in My sight.  (Ephesians 1:4)


Trust in Me with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and I will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)


Since I am for you, who can be against you?  (Romans 8:31)
Who or what shall separate you for My love?  Shall trouble or hardship? No, never!  (Romans 8:35)


I will tend to you like a shepherd does his flock.  I will gather you in my arms and carry you close to My heart. (Isaiah 40:11)

When you are tired and weary, come to Me, and I will give you rest.  (Matthew 11:28)


Whatever yoke you are under, I will free you from it.  I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.  You are mine, and I am Your God.  (Exodus 6:6-7)


I will keep you from all harm and watch over your life always.  (Psalm 121:7-8)

It is My prayer that you may grasp how wide and long and high and deep My love is for you.  (Ephesians 3:17-19)



always on your side and for you,

Dad

we are loved and chosen by God,
may we live like we believe it,
veneal