Father God

Know Him to Show Him: His Undivided Attention

Please see the most recent posts on my good friend’s website:

Know Him to Show Him: His Undivided Attention

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness.”
– Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.”
– Psalm 147:11

Know Him to Show Him: His Undivided Attention

Please see the most recent post on my good friend’s website:

Know Him to Show Him: His Undivided Attention

‘The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness.’
– Zephaniah 3:17

‘The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.’
– Psalm 147:11

Know Him to Show Him: Praying for the Prodigals

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Know Him to Show Him: Praying for the Prodigals
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‘Father, hear our cry for the prodigals’

Know Him to Show Him

Part of my own catching up process having neglected this blog over the last year – please check out the most recent posts on my good friend’s excellent blog – Know Him to Show Him (with a ‘taster’ of content):

Everything . . .

Longing . . .

Always
Through the trial and the change – I am your Father
Through the joy and through the pain – I am your Father
When the waves seem too high and the storm too fierce – I am your Father
When the tears roll down your face – I am your Father
When your heart burns with pain – I am your Father
When the clouds cover the sun – I am your Father
When all around you fades – I am your Father
When you feel alone or isolated – I am your Father
When the weight on your shoulders feels too much to bear – I am your Father
When you feel as though you’re sinking – I am your Father
When you feel a million miles from me – I am your Father
When you feel like I’ve abandoned you – I am your Father
When you feel like you have nothing to cling to – I am your Father
In the hour of grief and loss – I am your Father
When you don’t like who are you – I am your Father
When you loose control – I am your Father
When you feel unloveable – I am your Father
When you feel empty and dry – I am your Father
When you give in to temptation – I am your Father
When you don’t understand, and your questions aren’t answered – I am your Father
When you are hurt or abused – I am your Father
When you are abandoned by others – I am your Father
When the debts mount up – I am your Father
When others let you down – I am your Father
When that phone call doesn’t come – I am your Father
When you feel those urges you don’t want to feel – I am your Father
When you are caught up in addiction – I am your Father
When your hope is lost – I am your Father
When you receive that diagnosis – I am your Father
When you loose the ones you love – I am your Father
When the rain falls – I am your Father
When you can’t have what you were hoping for – I am your Father
When you don’t get ‘that’ result – I am your Father
Always – I am your Father.

“My Daddy’s a Policeman . . .”

Because He is . . . You can be

Quotes on God and the heart

“Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.”
― Thomas Aquinas

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”
― Augustine of Hippo

“All truth is given by revelation, either general or special, and it must be received by reason. Reason is the God-given means for discovering the truth that God discloses, whether in his world or his Word. While God wants to reach the heart with truth, he does not bypass the mind.”
― Jonathan Edwards

“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.”
― Elisabeth Elliot

“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.”
― Criss Jami

“If you know what He has done at infinite cost to himself—He’s put you into a relationship so that you’ll never be rejected by Him—then your motivation when you sin is to go get Him. You want fellowship with Him. When the thing that most assures you is the thing that most convicts you, you’ll be okay because when you’re convicted of sin in a gospel way it drives you toward God.

Without the gospel we hate ourselves instead of our sin. Without the gospel we’re motivated through all sorts of awful fear and pride to change and it doesn’t really change our hearts; it just restrains our hearts.”
― Timothy Keller

“Let God have you, and let God love you – and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.”
― Max Lucado

“The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God.”
― Martin Luther

“O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon, Grace God’s Unmerited Favor

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”
― Mother Teresa

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
― A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God