June 17, 2018
Our Father gives us permission to be COMPLETELY SECURE in His love for and toward us.
I loved every one of my children as soon as they were born. It didn’t matter what they would ever do, or not do, they were a part of me! My DNA is in their DNA. They will never need to win my approval or love. Like the Prodigal’s father your heavenly Father always loves and calls you up! He never stops loving you, even if you never return His love or run away.
8 But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!
9 The light of God’s love shined within us[a] when he sent his matchless[b] Son into the world so that we might live through him.[c] 10 This is love:[d] He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins.[e]
5 Don’t be obsessed with money but live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. For hasn’t he promised you, “I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip[a] on your life!”
18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment[a] has not reached love’s perfection.
Our Father gives us permission to ACCESS Him 24/7 without hesitation.
18 So if our sins have been forgiven and forgotten, why would we ever need to offer another sacrifice for sin? 19 And now we are brothers and sisters in God’s family because of the blood of Jesus, and he welcomes us to come right into the most holy sanctuary in the heavenly realm—boldly and with no hesitation. 20 For he has dedicated a new,[a]life-giving way for us to approach God. For just as the veil was torn in two, Jesus’ body was torn open to give us free and fresh access to him! 21 And since we now have a magnificent King-Priest to welcome us into God’s house, 22 we come closer to God and approach him[b] with an open heart, fully convinced by faith that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity and we have been freed from an accusing conscience and now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out![c]