James 1:18 “He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we out of all creation became his prized possession.” (NLT)
Child – Did that last phrase really register with your spirit? You are my prized possession. You were created by Me for Me. You bring Me pleasure just by your existence. And you bring Me great pleasure when you recognize my hand in all the blessings you have been given.
All good comes from Me. I choose to bless you with big and small gifts each day. As you notice them and react with thanksgiving, I am blessed too. Yes, child, you can bless Me! The more you notice the good things you have been given, the more it pleases Me.
I am love and I desire to give you Myself. My love brings the good. Stay aware of all you have been given. Develop your heart of gratitude. That will lead to peace, joy and contentment despite what else is going on in the world around you.
We have a personal relationship through your adoption. I made that possible through my Son Jesus’ sacrificial death. When you accepted what he did for you, you became part of my true family. It is the best gift you’ve ever been given! Remember as you react with gratitude and enjoy your status as a child of the King, my pleasure greatly increases.
Love you, Abba