My Child

Jesus%20and%20childMy Child . .  . .

You may not know me, but I know everything about you…  Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down  and when you rise up… Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways… Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered… Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image… Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being… Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring… Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived… Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation… Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book… Psalm  139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live… Acts  17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made… Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb… Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born… Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me… John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love… 1 John  4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you… 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your father… 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could… Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father… Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand… James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs… Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope… Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love… Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore… Psalm  139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing… Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you… Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession… Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul… Jeremiah  32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things… Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me… Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart… Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires… Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine… Ephesians  3:20

For I am your greatest encourager… 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles… 2 Corinthians  1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you… Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart… Isaiah  40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes… Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth… Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus… John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed… John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being… Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you… Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I  am not counting your sins… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you  and I could be reconciled… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you… 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love… Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me… 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever  separate you from my love again… Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen… Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father… Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is… Will you be my child?… John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you… Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your father – God!

Courage

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

 Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent Van Gogh

Courage is a kind of salvation. – Plato

Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair. – Rollo May

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. – Denis Waitley
 
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. – Tori Amos
 
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity. – Ruby Dee

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. – Catherine the Great
 
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context. – Margaret J. Wheatley
 
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
 
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him requires a lot of courage and know-how. – Thomas Merton

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world. – Tommy Douglas

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it. – Jean Paul

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel de Cervantes

Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. – E. M. Forster

Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway. – Mignon McLaughlin