As we speak’s Textual content and Considered Encouragement:
“And Caleb stated, ‘He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to spouse.’”
Joshua 15: 16
King James Model
“Nothing Is Too Good For My Daughter”
“The true unique and prime motive of all gracious, bountiful expressions and effusions of affection upon God’s elect, is the nice pleasure of His will.”
Have I ever contemplated the great thought that there’s nothing my heavenly Father gained’t do for me?
“To cease God loving me could be to rob Him of His Godhead, for God is love at least He’s reality.”
“To be liked for what one is, is the best exception.”
I didn’t develop up in a house the place there was a substantial amount of cash. My mother and father at all times lived on a funds and more often than not “extras” needed to both be saved for or we went with out them.
Being a younger lady who actually preferred “garments,” I discovered it tough to continuously hear the phrases, “We don’t have the cash, pricey.” Now don’t get me mistaken, my mom was a incredible seamstress, and he or she used the most effective of her abilities to make me some very good clothes. However after I was a youngster, selfmade garments had been stigmatized. I really had ladies say to me in essentially the most imperious means attainable, “Oh, your mom made that?” When the truth is, as I mirror again to that point, lots of these garments had been exceptionally constructed and intensely trendy as my mother had the power to do what different moms couldn’t. And what’s extra, I do know the guts of the one who so loving put these time-consuming stitches into each outfit she made me.
Effectively, in the future, our household made a really uncommon procuring journey to the native Bullock’s Division Retailer and because it occurred, we entered by means of doorways that opened proper into the “Junior Women” division. You possibly can solely think about what occurred. Proper on a rack by the door was the cutest outfit. A blue and white test wool shift gown with a vibrant yellow felt sq. border across the neck. Now it might not sound so nice to you, however consider me, I fell in love with that gown the minute I noticed it. It was distinctive. I had by no means seen something prefer it earlier than!
As I stood, drooling over this little gown, I checked out my mother with my “unhappy pet eyes” and plaintively requested, “Can I simply strive it on, please!?” My mom stated, “I want you can honey, however we are able to’t afford it proper now. Your faculty tuition takes every little thing we’ve got.”
Over the subsequent jiffy as we did different obligatory procuring within the retailer, I observed my mother and father having fairly a dialogue and once we had been on the best way out of the shop, my dad got here as much as me and stated, “You haven’t had a retailer purchased gown in a very long time. Why not strive it on.” I did. And as I pranced out of the dressing room, I felt like Cinderella going to the ball. This was what my dad stated, “I’m going to get you this gown since you look terrific and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you, Dorothy.” I do know my mother and pop went with out one thing to get me that little gown, however I can let you know, I’ve by no means forgotten that act for loving mother and father all over the world go with out every single day to provide their youngsters the most effective they will. I’ve mates who’re single mothers and who work three jobs so as to say, “There’ nothing I gained’t do for my youngsters.”
That is the essence of our textual content for at present in Joshua 15: 16. Caleb, a loving and devoted father, instructed the younger males, that the one who took the town of Kirjath-sepher, could be worthy of his daughter. From a historic perspective, let’s do not forget that at the moment in historical past, fathers had been answerable for arranging the marriages of their daughters. On this textual content we clearly see Caleb needed his lady to have the most effective! He needed his daughter to be entrusted to a person of honour who had zeal and power. A person who was courageous and keen to dare for God. Caleb’s hope for his valuable lady was that she be within the fingers of the best, surrounded by an never-ending love. Solely the most effective for his little lady! There was nothing Caleb wouldn’t do for his daughter.
What a lesson there’s on this textual content in Joshua 15: 16. Hidden on this Outdated Testomony passage is the will and plan our heavenly Father has for His daughters, too. So usually, we as God’s ladies, promote ourselves brief – even to the bottom bidder. Sadly, we pay a heavy value. How usually, in my youthful years, when I didn’t perceive the worth my Heavenly Father positioned on me, I discovered myself means too content material to be swept alongside by flattery and fanfare slightly than the energy of character and devotion to God that was the most effective my Father needed for me.
Fortunately, it’s by no means too late for God’s daughters, and sons, as nicely, to acknowledge the value He has positioned on us.
Simply as Caleb needed the most effective for his daughter, Achsah, so God needs the most effective for you. And please, don’t assume I’m making this up, for that is what God says: “For I do know the ideas and plans I feel towards you, says God, ideas of peace, and never of evil, to provide you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11).
As daughters of the King of the Universe, we must always memorize this textual content and place it the place we are able to remind ourselves every single day that our Father has promised, “Nothing Is Too Good For My Daughter!”
“I’m His daughter. He stated so. Oh the infinite gentleness of my God!”
Margaret of Cortona
Yesterday, one among God’s daughters, Sue, who involves Transformation Backyard despatched me a poem which she wrote. As Sue instructed me, “Dorothy, I want I had a dad like yours. All I ever needed was to take a seat on my dad’s lap simply as soon as and get a hug and kiss however he died after I was 11-years-old and I grieved for the dad I missed.”
It’s from this longing that Sue penned this most touching poem which she so graciously gave me permission to share with you.
My Abba Daddy
“I do know my Heavenly Father cares for me
However I am going to “my” Abba Daddy and sit on his knee.
When troubles come, and I really feel low
It’s to my Abba Daddy, that I’ll go.
When family and friends don’t have time to care,
I do know my Abba Daddy will at all times be there.
Once I don’t get any hugs for per week,
It’s the open arms of my Abba Daddy I’ll search.
So if you happen to’re feeling nobody cares about you,
Simply go to “your” Abba Daddy as a result of He loves you, too.”
Dorothy Valcárcel, Writer
When A Girl Meets Jesus
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