Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32
The scripture says that God our Father has been pleased to give us the kingdom! He loves it; He finds joy in it! Sadly, many people have a very different image of God. When they pray, they don’t imagine a Father who is delighted to give good things to His children. They see an angry Father who wants to mete out justice for the wrong that they’ve done. While it is true, God is fully just in every way, He is also fully merciful! That’s why He sent Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. Justice is satisfied, in Christ, so mercy can be extended to us! Father is pleased to give you the fullness of His kingdom in every dimension of your life! Don’t let fear rob you of your birthright in Christ!
For reflection: Do I envision God wanting to give me what I deserve or what He has promised in Christ? How does seeing His pleasure in giving me “the kingdom” change how I approach Him?
Father, I thank you that you are pleased to give me Your kingdom. Your love is beyond description and I am truly grateful! Forgive me for carrying wrong perceptions of you. Help me to see you as you truly are and let that vision guide me every day. Help me to walk fearlessly in the knowledge that you are my Father and have given me your kingdom!