Rejection

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Father's Love Letter:

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 before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

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

You were not a mistake, 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 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 of you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Ps 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 Dad, Almighty God

33 comments:

  1. AMEN..AMEN...AMEN!
    What a comfort to read these verses! THANK YOU!
    Blessings, love, and prayers, andrea

    PS: Hope you had a wonderful evening at work. I was thinking about you, last night.

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  2. Leave a footprint she says....

    Footprints have been left all over the Internet, and like the seats that pop people upward and away, from those with a button (good tape, btw) ejection and rejection is widely used on the Internet church gatherings.

    Comments are chewed and spit out. Rejected opinion.

    New entrants to a converstaion are ignored, not welcomed.

    Church is not just a building, but where people gather and praise, pray, worship and meet with God and one another.

    I recall a Bible study with men in a Tool Room at lunchtime; sometimes on the lawn in summer.
    But one worker was a Jehovah Witness, and I witnessed his rejection to the point he ate alone inside.

    I sat in a second row pew at a mega church, to read the lips of the pastor racing by trying to connect with the group, and rejecting the rest as he turned his back on one side or the other.
    I came early to sit and pray, prepare to meet Him, and get the seat before it was gone.
    A huge woman came running up to me, and yelled "You are sitting in my seat!".

    I glanced around me at maybe 2,000 open and free seats, and made sure she saw my slow motion review of possibilities for her this day.

    "I am sorry maam. I did not see your name tag on this seat when I sat down", said I.

    Another lady told my sister that skirts of married women must reach the ankle; my sister complied. (she follows what she is told, sadly).
    The same woman had a church award for her family, a dentist hubby, who made the bulk of the pastor's salary possible. I was again up front as her late teen daughters (or early twenties) stood two feet from my eyes in dresses, braless, and totally revealed cup sizes, with missing cups to cover. All attention moved from the great I AM, to a couple of pairs of breasts. God himself was rejected to see the sheer presentation.

    We reject other drivers on the highways as we say "Me first" and do not work together for smooth traffic flow for all.

    We reject our women, as men hide in pornography and contemplate pseudo sex, fake extacy with a stranger; photoshopped into perfection, or animated on tape doing what a spouse would never do. Either way, the woman who is rejected in real life can feel it as surely as a whip on the back.

    Rejection takes many forms.
    Our churches divide families...that was my first thought as the mom with child was rejected at the opening (I can't hear so I do not know if the child cried, but looked like it was).

    Families need to be encouraged to worship together publicly, so that they worship together privately. But pastors do not want their magic word interrupted and have "childrens church or youth group church" to get the kiddos out of the way. Entire families are then rejected.
    They need embraced, not separated by the Church of all places.

    The biblical phrases you chose lead to embracing, not rejection.
    I will embrace each you wrote, and strive to memorize all of them, one at a time, so that when I see or meet rejection, I can extend your arms of embracing just a tad further.

    Your entire post could be called a work of Art, but I prefer to think of it as a work of Heart! May your love flow far and wide.

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  3. What a wonderful collection of scriptures to show the Father's love. Thank you for sharing this post with us. I was a little startled by the video at first. It certainly is a unique way of getting the point across.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  4. Rcubes, I love the scriptures verses. That video says it all. I may use it later on also. Blessings.....♥

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  5. Lots of food for thought here. I've seen that video before. If I'm correct, it's a commercial for the United Church of Christ. Does that sound right?

    As for the message within it: Pretty soon we'll "spring" so many people out of our churches, that we'll be left as churches of one -- without any real community.

    Great, great post, as usual.

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  6. POWERFUL! Thank you for the Scriptures and the unique video.

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  7. Sis Andrea: Yes, I had a busy night but it's always manageable by God's grace. Thank you for your prayers. God bless.

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  8. @ Keystone: You're right, rejection does take many forms. And it's still prevalent in many churches today. Many Christians, sad to say, forget the true reason why we are "His church" and Who we represent. Like what Jesus said, "For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost". [Luke 19:10]. Thanks for passing by. I always enjoy your commentaries/stories. Blessings to you.

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  9. Bro.Clif, sister Charlotte: Thanks you both for coming by. God bless you two!

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  10. JBR: I saw this Father's letter long time ago, the video to me, is more powerful because of the audio. If you click on Father's letter, it will take you right back to the site if you want to learn more. Glad you were encouraged as much as I've been. Blessings.

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  11. sister Jennifer: I was just browsing at you tube, looking for something on the "lighter side" and found this. I'm not sure if it originated from Church of Christ. But I just loved it because it's funny yet, the message is powerful. I hope that doesn't happen, that no one will be left in our churches...But one can make a huge difference towards change, God's ways not human ways...God bless.

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  12. Very, very encouraging my sis, love you.

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  13. Thank you sister Denise. Praying all is well. God bless you.

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  14. Thank-you for this video and all of the great scriptures. Each one touched my heart.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  15. Thank you sister Michelle and sister Ginger. God bless.

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  16. Hi Rosel,
    I have read this before and it is so good to have read it again. Thank you for sharing it and may you enjoy a wonderful Spiritual Sunday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. I had this on CD, but I gave it to a friend who needed to hear it. Now I needed to hear it.
    Thank you for posting this, it can never be read too much.

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  18. Thank you for all that inspiration.

    Anne

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  19. This letter from our Father is so encouraging. My, oh my - He sure does love us! Have a great Sunday! Love you!

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  20. Very beautiful and timely...I needed that!

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  21. The wonder of it all! How powerful is His word; How amazing His myriad promises.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  22. We all deal with rejection at varying times in our lives, how good to know that the Father never rejects us...no matter what we've done or where we are in our walk with Him. Thank you for a beautiful post!

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  23. That short video contains a BIG message! Thanks. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

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  24. The Father's Love Letter is so wonderful with all those Words from God. Thank God He is our Father and loves us with an everlasting love.

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  25. Thank you all for visiting me. Just got home from work and to trace all of your wonderful footprints bless me in ways you'll never know. God bless you all.

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  26. That video is very powerful. And "Fathers Love Letter" is beautiful. Thanks for posting them.

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  27. That is a beautiful reminder of our Father's goodness and love.

    ~Silver

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  28. A very inspiring post. Thank you!

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  29. Oh My Sweet Sister Rosel,

    How truly powerful this reading was to me. Every piece of Scripture just touches my heart so deeply. Thank You My Friend! You always uplift, encourage and inspire me each time I visit you or when you visit me with your comments.

    You are so very loved my faith-filled friend...so very loved!

    Peace, Blessings & Love,
    Alleluiabelle

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  30. With that kind of love, we should be walking on air all the time!

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  31. Rosel, I used "The Father's Love Letter" video in a message that I spoke at a few weeks ago. It is so powerful and many people were very touched by it. Reading the words again brought it to a rich impact on me again. It is so true that religion rejects but love accepts. We should be so comforted by that kind of acceptance. God loves us so!

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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