Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Letter to a Friend

 
You, my friend, are held in the arms that won't ever let you go.  You are sealed unto the day of redemption by the wonderful Holy Spirit, and sealing means He locks in all the good (His Spirit and righteousness) and locks out all the bad (anything that would try to pull you away from Him, even your own lack of faith).  So you are safe and secure!  The Holy Spirit wants to reassure you of that fact.  He assures us of our righteousness and security in His arms.
  
The Father loves you forever, Jesus' work on your behalf is forever, and the Spirit is in you forever to remind you of these things.  This is how much He cares for you.  He wants you to feel safe and know you can't get away from Him or His love.  Where can you go from His Spirit?  Wherever you go, He's there, for He promised that He will abide with you forever.  His Spirit and your spirit are knit together in an eternal "love knot," so there is never any more separation or parting of ways between you and Him.  The union is so profound that you two are "one spirit."  You will always be together with Him. This is how secure you are.
  
That wonderful Holy Spirit IS your assurance.  He is your keeper.  As you walk through this life of sun and storm,wind and waves, the Spirit of God is within and around you, protecting you in body, soul, and spirit.  Safe.  Protected.  You are held.  You don't have to worry about holding on to Him - He knows that you are dust - HE is holding on to you. 

His love for you is older than the stars.  He swore NEVER to be angry with you again, no matter whether your faith slips or even if you let fear in sometimes.  All sins have been taken away anyhow, as far as the east is from the west, and He doesn't see or think about them at all.  You are CLEAN before Him, constantly under His waterfall of grace and forgiveness.  

The presence of His Spirit in you is the reminder that He is well-pleased with you!  I know right now He is so very proud of you, His dear child.  He's smiling a proud smile over you.  He is delighted with you, not because of what you've done, but just because He loves you. 
You are so strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  You have the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and all the heavenly legions of angels on her side!  Your foe named Satan is defeated.  God isn't worried at all about any of your issues.  They are just flecks of dust to Him, and yet He is so compassionate to understand the smallest hurt or concern you have.  Tender-hearted.  100% LOVE.
This is what is on my heart to share.  I need to hear this message myself a lot, really every day. May we all be refreshed with the awareness of His loving arms holding us today...
 
                With love to all,
                                     

                                 

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May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14