We Are Not Abused

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. – Hebrews 4:16 (New Living Translation)

An abused child may tremble and be afraid to approach an abusive parent when they want or need something. But not so with our Father God…in fact, in the verse above, we are encouraged to be bold when we come to him. Why does it seem that, as believers, we have to beg and plead in order to receive from the Lord? I think we don’t understand who and Whose we are!

We are children of a loving and giving God, who loved us so much that He gave us the life of His son Jesus to break the sin curse that was on our lives. Since that is the case and, assuming, we have received this free gift of salvation, then we must not understand that God is not holding anything from us.

For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).     2 Peter 1:3 (Amplified)

Everything we need has been given to us already—we don’t have to beg! Would you sit at home and worry about how you are going to eat and pay your bills when the money is in the bank to do it all—I think not! You would write that check, swipe that card or go right to that bank, if needed, and get the money you need.

So what is it you need today? Do you need forgiveness, healing, peace, or the supply of something natural (money, job, car, house, etc.,)? Well, according to scripture, if it is required for us to live both naturally and spiritually, then God has given it already—so requisition it! It is yours already!

May we stop being so timid and become bold as lions concerning what belongs to us!

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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10 comments on “We Are Not Abused
  1. Freedomborn says:

    Hi Sebastian, how wonderful to be reminded again of our God of Love, can we ever stop hearing how much He Loves, us does a child want to, how I longed to be Loved as a Child, I will leave the link…. and Ron also longed to be wanted. I would like to share with you the Scripture that God gave me this week to reassure me that He was very close.

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    Thank you Sebastian once again for the comforting Truth that God Loves us passionately.

    Christian Love Anne.

    Blog Post – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/the-early-years-a-little-lost-girl/

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  2. Rick Alvey says:

    Great blog post! Wonderful words of encouragement! And thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to sharing the journey! God bless!

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  3. Lady Deidre says:

    Great Post! We also need to remember not to waiver — Stay the course!
    God Bless You!
    Dei

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  4. hscraig says:

    So true to many times we forget that we are children of an all loving God! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. !I think we don’t understand who and Whose we are!” Amen!

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