TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are loved by God. Period. He created you, gave you life and hopes the best for you. Run to Him so He can care for you no matter what mess you’ve gotten yourself into. He’s got the blood of Jesus to make you white as snow.
GOD’S FAVORITE CHILD
Has anybody told you God is not mad at you? Know this: He’s not. If you’ve ever thought that God is mad at you, punishing you or just indifferent to your suffering, you’ve swallowed a lie of the devil.
Somehow, people have gotten the impression God is just waiting to punish us if we mess up.
Lost job? Crumbling marriage or rebellious child? You think God must be punishing you for something you did. Financial problems, health issues, natural disaster? You just know God is judging you. You must have messed up when you….
STOP! This is wrong thinking from the pit of Hell! The devil, God’s adversary, wants you to believe this lie so you will doubt your Father’s goodness. Satan hates it when we understand how good God truly is. It shines a very bright spotlight on how evil and demented he is – that he is not God and has already been defeated.
Know this – God is not waiting for you to sin or mess up so He can squash you. He’s just not. He does let us have the natural, or earthly consequences, of our actions, but that is on us alone – not Him. The Bible says God disciplines us just like our earthy fathers, only His discipline is always perfect, just and builds us back up.
For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in His holiness. – Hebrews 12:10
Remember discipline is a necessary job of a loving Father. Because it’s meted out by a good daddy who wants us to continue moving forward, it is never punishment. When bad things happen, know you are not being punished. Jesus said, “In this word you will have trouble.” He did and if Jesus couldn’t escape it, neither can you.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO GET THE REVELATION THAT GOD KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS IF YOU ARE HIS CHILD. HE’S NOT PUNISHING YOU. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil