Monday, November 10, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

Who’s Your Daddy?
Isaiah 51:11-16
11 The ransomed of the LORD will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
12 "I, even I, am he who comforts you.
Who are you that you fear mortal men,
the sons of men, who are but grass,
13 that you forget the LORD your Maker,
who stretched out the heavens
and laid the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terror every day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,
who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?
14 The cowering prisoners will soon be set free;
they will not die in their dungeon,
nor will they lack bread.
15 For I am the LORD your God,
who churns up the sea so that its waves roar—
the LORD Almighty is his name.
16 I have put my words in your mouth
and covered you with the shadow of my hand—
I who set the heavens in place,
who laid the foundations of the earth,
and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.' "

When have you gone through a hard time or had a problem and you called on Jesus to help you? What happened? We need to remember the times that He has helped us so that our faith grows. Without those reminders, the devil likes to try to come in and make us think God never answers prayer and that we are alone. It says in verse 13 that they lived in constant terror every day. We want to live in constant victory every day! The devil would love for us to forget how great our God is. He’d like us to think that we have to do this all on our own.
*Write down a time (one or more) that you can remember God helping you with a problem. Hold onto that, stick it in your Bible or put it somewhere in your room where you can see it often. Remember who it is you are praying to!! Who’s your Daddy?
See the verse at the bottom of the card? I Peter 5:6-7. 6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Humble yourselves…remember that you aren’t God, but that you need God. And, that you belong to God! Also, to cast means to fling or to pitch/throw. When Kourtney and Maggie were little I showed them what this meant with laundry. I was putting away clean socks and had a bunch of them. We tossed them into the room and shut the door. The socks represented our problems, the room represented God and then we shut the door….not looking at our problems again, not taking them back.
So, remember who your Daddy is. He is able to give you peace, to fix your problems and to help you in ways even better than you can ever imagine!!

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