Monday, 9 February 2015

Satisfied with the Father's love

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Glory to God!

The Lord is calling us to arise and shine for our light has come and the glory of the Lord rises upon us (Isaiah 60:1). In order to fulfill this mandate, God is inviting His people to deeper intimacy with Him so that we learn to be satisfied in Him alone. Looking at Psalm 17:15 and 1 John 2:15-17, Richard showed us what happens when we are not satisfied in the Father's love, what it looks like when we are satisfied in God and how we can be satisfied in Him. You can listen to the message here. This is what Richard shared:

  • God calls us into deeper intimacy with Him so that we learn to be truly satisfied in Him alone. Psalm 63:5; 90:14
  • He calls us to take responsibility for our relationship with Him. Psalm 17:15
  • He calls us to trust in His righteousness. Psalm 17:15; Romans 5:17
  • He calls us to trust in His faithfulness. Psalm 17:15
  • He invites us to be satisfied with His unfailing love! Psalm 17:15; 90:14
  • Consequently, we will not give in to the craving of the flesh but walk self-controlled lives, making choices according to what we need rather than what we want. 1 John 2:16
  • We will walk in the authority to build up, not walking in neediness but in fullness of love, ready to impart to others. 2 Corinthians 10:8; 1 John 2:16
  • We will not boast of what we have and do but walk in humility as we depend completely on God and not on ourselves. 1 John 2:16
The believer must learn to be satisfied in God alone if s/he is to communicate the glory of God.

"If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John 2:15
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing for joy and be glad all the days of our life." Psalm 90:14 
"And I - in righteousness I shall see your face; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with seeing your likeness." Psalm 17:15

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