The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’ (Deuteronomy 33:27 NIV)
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:29 NIV)
Last week I touched on the way the Father longs to carry us. Yes, of course he will take our burdens from us but he longs to do so much more. He wants to carry us in the way a father carries his son and he promises to carry us all the way. We never get too heavy for him.
At the end of Moses' life he once again reminds the people that they are being carried by their Father. We are constantly surrounded by his everlasting arms. He is a strong powerful God but he carries us tenderly and gently. Life is often tough and we realise we can't manage on our own. We feel attacked from all sides, we feel under pressure but we constantly have the assurance that he is faithful and is carrying us through the turbulence of life's ups and downs.
Sometimes, to know that place of peace and rest we have to let go. Our own determination and struggle can hinder us from finding our place of safety in his arms. We can depend on him. He will carry us and we are safe with him.
I am pleased to announce the launch of my new book, "It Changes Everything". This book explores the revelation of the Father's love and how, when we live in love, we can truly begin to walk as Jesus walked. I trust it will be a provocation to you to begin a lifelong journey of going deeper into the Father's love. As you do, you will discover that His love really does change everything.
The book is available on Amazon and also available in Kindle format.
A Father to YOU is a signpost to the heart of the Perfect Father. When we became Christians we were given the right to become children of God (John 1:12). Sadly, many of us fail to take up that right and instead continue to live as slaves or orphans. But our true destiny is being sons and daughters who have a permanent place in the Father's family. This blog is an encouragement to help you know who God really is and who you really are.