WHAT GOD REALLY THINKS ABOUT YOU AND HOW TO ANSWER “DOES GOD LOVE ME?” [FAITH EPISODE]
We are wired as humans to wonder “does God love me?” The way we answer this question is the most important thing about us.
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A confident spirit is our bonus weekly confidence podcast that is meant to bring you a brief, but a deep blessing to your confidence growth. In these micro episodes, you’ll get a quick hit of confidence coaching for your soul. These episodes are faith-based and intended to help you with clear and practical ways to fill your soul with confidence as you grow in your relationship with God. For me, the core and essence of all my confidence comes from Him. It is God who freed me from my insecurities, who fills me with worth as a daughter of the king, and who gives me the gift to walk in peace and joy all the days of my life. If you want to grow a more confident spirit, these faith-focused episodes are for you … let’s dive in, shall we?
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK:
- AW Tozer quote
- Whispers of intimacy – to pull us closer, not to make God distant and uncaring
- Delight – He doesn’t just love us, He delights in us.
- W. Tozer:
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.
The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God.
For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.
We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God. This is true not only of the individual Christian, but of the company of Christians that composes the Church. Always the most revealing thing about the Church is her idea of God.
-A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (New York: HarperCollins, 1978), 1.
VERSE OF THE WEEK:
He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because He delights in me. (Psalm 18:19)
He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because He delights in me. (2 Samuel 22:20)
PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Lord, thank You for choosing to create us, and for the love You have for us. It is love we can’t fully understand, but Lord, we ask for You to expand our minds and hearts this week to understand it even more than we ever have before. Open the depth of our emotions and in what we see around us to experience Your presence in ways we have never previously considered before.
Forgive us for any time in the past when we have doubted Your presence. We confess that we struggle and we have turned to our own strength rather than that of what You have extended to us, with Your hand and arms always out. Thank you for whispering to us, and that your whispers are even more profound proof that you want us to draw near to you and that You love us. We thank you that, as you tell us in James 4:8 that when we draw near to you, that you will draw near to us. You are faithful and good, Lord.
Though it has been a journey to answer, we thank you for wiring us with the yearning for your love. Thank you for putting a God-sized hole in us, that it might pull us to your grace, your hope, your power and your love. We truly can do all things through Him who gives us strength. Thank you for igniting us with a deeper passion to know you and to know your love for us. Surround us with delight, even in the most mundane of details this week, that we might hear the songs of deliverance and delight that you sing over us and that we might feel the purpose and peace that you have placed in our hearts.
We praise you for the gift of love – and pray that you would make us vessles of overflow in this world, that all who come into contact with might be blessed, encouraged, loved and pointed to the love, acceptance, salvation and hope they have in you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen