Chapter 8 continues to reveal amazing how much our father loves us and has our best interest in mind. His infinite love ❤️ is shown in scripture over and over.
I have read many of these passages in prior studies but none through the lens of our Heavenly Father.
Jesus states on Sermon in the mount:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matt. 7:7–8)”
That is a bold and loving statement. It is clear. You seek and all are welcome. No exceptions. All you have to do is seek and accept him. He loves us enough to let us even reject him…if we choose. That is one of the great mysteries about our God. He allows us to choose. Of course, he could make us and has the power to do yet does not.
The chapter continues scripture after scripture show how absolutely and abundantly God provides. When we ask, he does not short change in his response.
We need to be patient and open minded enough what we ask isn’t what our earthly desires want. Rather all gifts and answers to prayer bring glory to God and satisfaction to his follower.
This could be almost anything yet when looking through the lens of our Heavenly Father, our response is almost always drop to our knees in praise!
As I have been typing each review and what stuck out to me. I can’t help but remember by own earthly father. No matter what happened in my life my dad was there.
If I needed brakes on my 80s chevette ( true story and even one of the lugnuts broke off). He took time even though I am sure there was a million other things he could have been doing.
Chapter 7,8 for me personally has started to cement a similar approach to my Heavenly Father. I need to just ask and wait. He will answer just at the right moment, not any sooner. When I reflect back, this is always the case yet I doubt almost every time.
God made another bold statement when the “stone in front of Jesus tomb” was rolled away and Jesus walked out.
No where I know of in scripture says heavens reaction to this event. I am sure there was some major worship going on and groaning in the spiritual realm knowing not even death could hold Jesus down. Our father has spoken. There is a way back to me and eternal relationship is established again. My son is the way.
That gives me goose bumps and the picture my words paint are such a powerful statement. Our father went to these lengths for us to spend eternity with him. All come to me and I will be your father.
When our eyes are open with the new “revelation sight” we talked about earlier, we come to see this: God’s power is limitless and His arm is mighty to save. We’ve already highlighted this passage where Paul encourages us to see with new eyes, but it’s worth repeating:
We need new eyes and look differently when facing a challenge in life. God the father is there and no matter what happens, including death. Involve him in your walk is the lesson and habit I came away with. That…is some powerful words right there!”
“The psalmist encouraged us, speaking about the perfect Father, “In your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Ps. 16:11 esv). Now, in Christ we have the promise, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5 esv).”
Gods words state I won’t forsake you. If you need scripture proof…there ya go!
There are other examples but this chapter affirms His love and many many scriptures to help prove it.
On to chapter 9…almost done