Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On the Heart of God

Many of us get our impression of God from what we learned of fatherhood from our own fathers, or grandfathers.  Some form an impression of God from fathers they see on television or the movies.

The truth of the matter is that, as our Heavenly Father, God is always for us.  He is always on our side.  As the Scriptures teach us, ". . .He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them," (Hebrews 7:25.)

What a comforting thought. . .Christ ever lives to make intercession for us! 

It is not a passing thing for Him, it is not a fleeting thought, it is what He "ever liveth" to do.  There will never be a moment -- joyful or sad -- that the Lord Jesus Christ is not praying for us.  In this very moment as I am typing this and you are reading it, He is praying for us.

If someone asked me what I "live for" I might answer I live to be with my husband and children.  Or I might say I live to perform the nursing home services we so love doing.  I might say I live to kayak or to hike.  These things are my passions in life.   But the passion of the Lord Jesus' life is to make intercession for us.

When I am tempted, in whatever way or for whatever reason, it is a tremendous thing to remember that the Lord Jesus is praying for me in my very difficulties.  I have many dear Christian friends who have told me at various times that they are praying for me.  These words touch my heart and comfort me tremendously, but I confess, I do not often remember that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings is in this very instant praying for me.  If I did, could it not cause me to, through faith, rise above the difficulty and look for His provision, grace and comfort in those times?

Let us each remember that we face each moment, not alone, but with the Lord Jesus Christ whispering our names to the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit.  The Lord Jesus said He only does those things which please the Father, so His prayers for us must bring joy to the heart of the Father.

Let it be a great source of comfort and encouragement to us all that in this moment, our names are on the heart of God.

"And He that sent Me is with Me:  the Father hath not left Me alone; 
for I do always those things that please Him." (John 8:29.)

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