Like a Fur Coat
God is not holding back anything that will set us free and assure us total overcoming victory in life. That’s what I finally realized in 1967 when, as a young believer, I saw His Word as a love letter to me—a letter filled with promises He had made to me. I began to see that God was honorable, His Word had integrity and He was committed to doing those things He had promised—to make me the spiritually, emotionally, physically, financially and relationally successful person He had created me to be.
I found out He’d do anything in the world for me when I started living in love and acting in love. You start telling Him you love Him and start keeping His commandment of love, and He’ll get all over you like a fur coat!
I remember one afternoon, I was driving down the road when my newfound awareness of God’s love came all over me. I had to pull my car over and stop. It was the first time in my life I had come to God without a bunch of begging, and wanting, and trying to get.
“I just can’t stand to drive this car any farther,” I cried out to God. “I just had to stop in order to raise my hands and tell You how much I love You, worship You and care for You! Heavenly Father, my needs are met according to Your riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.
“It just dawned on me a few days ago, that the whole world is running against you,” I said. “I want to run with You! I want to do something to give you a good day. I want to do everything I can for you in a big way. Your slightest whim is my command. Just tell me what you want. Just tell me what you want me to do!”
But He wouldn’t tell me! Instead, He said, Son, what do you want Me to do for you? Is there anything?
That’s God’s heart toward you. He’s given you everything you need to succeed. He’s given you every edge in His Word. Receive it. Take hold of it. Be all He created you to be. Read His love letter to you…start telling Him how much you love Him…and let Him get all over you just like a fur coat!
Speak the Word
God has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3)
Heiligschriftstudium: Psalm 36:7-10; Proverbs 8:17-21