By DiAnn Mills @diannmills
Welcome to week seven of Faith Friday in our Adventure with God. The letter U stands for understand. This word is filled with the promises of God woven in and around our relationship with Him. Too many times we fail to perceive how very important we are to our Heavenly Father.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Psalm 90:2 ESV
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:3
Yet, when life threatens to drown our resolve and we abandon our trust, God is still with us through adversity.
As writers, we often need reminders that will help us to keep holding on.
Understand we are unconditionally loved.
Understand we belong to God.
Understand nothing can snatch us away from Him.
Understand His love will always surpass ours.
Understand He gave His one and only Son as a sacrifice for our sins.
Understand He rose again from the dead that we might one day live with Him.
Understand neither our good deeds nor mistakes will ever make Him love us any more or any less.
Understand He is always working for our good.
Understand He forgives us when we don’t deserve it – that’s mercy.
Understand His grace is for everyone who believes.
Understand we are a beautiful, big thing in God’s eyes.
Understand He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Understand the Holy Spirit is our counselor and our guide through the journey called life.
Understand His love and acceptance has nothing to do with our publishing credits.
Understand He is the one true God.
Prayer – Heavenly Father, Thank You for all your promises and gifts. But most important of all, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Your love gives me life and breath. Amen
Reflection – We will never fully understand God’s majesty, but we can trust Him to keep us in the shelter of His wings until the day He calls us home.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Suspense Sister, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson. She teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at http://www.diannmills.com