I Love You

Recently, when I asked the Father what He wanted to convey in the first publication of the magazine, He simply said, “tell them that I love them”.   Although the title of this article and the overall message is quite simple, it is the “heart song” of God for you.

The heart of the Father is tender and filled with so much love for His daughters that all He ever wants to do is wrap His arms around them and hold them.  That’s what God wants to do now.  He wants to wrap His arms around you!  For great is the love of the Father toward you.

He loves you!

Maybe your view of what a father is has been distorted because of a bad or misguided relationship with your own father, and maybe you’ve never even known him.  Maybe you’ve never heard your natural father say the words I love, and because of his dysfunction, abuse, absenteeism, or disconnect you’ve been left with a bad taste in your mouth.  Know this child of God; that there is nothing abnormal about your heavenly Father!

He will never abuse you, never leave nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and always wants to be connected with you!  He whispers to your heart endlessly how He feels about you.  You are the most beautiful and perfect creation in God’s eyes.  The Great I Am knows every intricate detail of who you are, the good and what you may even perceive as bad.  Still, He says this does not change His heart toward you.  While your earthly father may not have been reliable and trustworthy; your heavenly Father is more than that!  Don’t be afraid!  God will never let you down!  Jesus’ love and mercy is from everlasting to everlasting.  In Romans 8:38-40, the Apostle Paul declares:

“For I am convinced that 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, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Are you convinced yet?  Think about that for a moment.  Wow, nothing can get in the way of His love for us!  I get excited just reading that scripture!  I think about all the people who professed to have loved me only to take it back, because of something I may or may not have done that didn’t fit their program.  But God says there is nothing we’ve done, will do, not anybody, nor anything that can destroy the love He has for you and I.  That’s some strong love ya’ll.  What an awesome God!

The heavenly Father loves his children and like most parents has every intent of providing and caring for you, because He loves you!  After all, did He not give His only begotten Son to die for you?  If the Father would do that, surely He has no thought of leaving you as orphans.

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18 NKJV)

An orphaned spirit or person living under the influence of this spirit lives life as though they have no home.  They do not feel loved, valued, purposed, and neither do they feel secure. These individuals find themselves in a place of constantly working and striving, hoping that God will be pleased with them.  There is no need to go through life trying to make up to God for all the things one may have done in this life; as if to work off a debt!  God is not going to affirm you through your works!  It is important to grasp or fully understand the concept Paul speaks of in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”.

The truth is that everyone who is in Christ Jesus has an eternal home in heaven.  The truth is also that God values them, has a purpose for their life, and wants them to live secure in Who He is because He loves them.  Once you get the revelation of Who God is, your life will never be the same!  Child of God, I tell you again that He loves you, and you have the Father’s heart!

by Denia Davis and Deborah McDaniel