Monday, December 13, 2010

Eve, the first daughter

Ps 119:11 I have hid Your word in my heart.

Gen 2:15-25

Gen 2:22 made in the NAS is fashioned

fashioned means to frame, to put in order, equipped for His intended purpose, or God's creative handiwork

God made us so special there are doctors who specilize in just treating women.

God created us with a purpose and for a purpose. He has equipped us with everything we need to fulfill that purpose.

Gen 1:26 God created man and woman to have dominion over the earth. He separated us between men and women. He gave man authority and woman influence. Men have influence but not to the extent women do and women have authority but not to the extent men do.

Eve was a daughter before she was a wife or mother. She was a daughter to the Creator and so are we.

We must realize what it means to be a daughter to the Creator before we can be a godly woman, wife or mother.

Some have fond memories of being a daughter to our natural parents. Most don't. I don't have fond memories. Because of that it is difficult for us to see God as a different kind of parent then our parents are/were.

If we didn't receive love, protection, forgiveness, mercy, grace, encouragement, etc from our natural parents, we have a hard time receiving it from God.

We have to stop looking at Father God with our earthly vision. We need to look at Him with spiritual eyes.

We must remember He is not like our natural parents.

Roles of daughters:

1. Receive our Father's unconditional love for us. God loves us period.

We can't earn His love. He loves us totally and unconditionally no matter whet you have done good or bad, or what you do in the future for Him. If you never did another thing "for God" He would still love you.

Jn 3:16 God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Do you believe in Jesus and what He did for you?

Rom 8:35, 37-39 Nothing can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We may not accept His unconditional love but that doesn't change the fact that His love is there for us always.

2. Our Father has priority in our hearts.

He must come first. Period.

As little girls the first man you give a piece of your heart to is your daddy. Sometimes they don't treat that treasure right. It causes you heart break and you think your heavenly Father will treat it the same. He won't. He will treasure it as it should be.

This was very hard for me to accept and at times I still struggle with it. My earthly dad was only concerned with me if I was in front of him. If I was out of sight I was out of mind. It affected me in alot of ways. I found it hard to totally trust a guy to not forget about me if we weren't right in front of each other. It was the only think I knew. But my wonderful husband of 36 years changed that. He always let me know from the beginning that he thought about me even when we were/are apart. He shows up sometimes with small bouquets of flowers from the grocery. For no reason other then he thought about me when he saw them. Those flowers mean more to me then the dozens of roses he has sent in the past. Don't get me wrong, I love the roses, lol, but usually those are for special occasions. The spur of the moment ones, those mean it doesn't have to be a special reason for him to want to bless me. Just as my heavenly Father doesn't have to have a special reason to bless me.

When we don't trust our heavenly Father with our heart, we will never be able to have the right relationship with anyone else. We will never fully trust anyone else with our heart.

There is a place in your heart only God can fill. Nothing or no one else can fill it. You may think for a little while that someone or something else has, but it will only be temporary.

3. Believe the words of affirmation our heavenly Father speaks over us.

We have no problem giving compliments but how do we receive them? We don't accept the affirmation God speaks over us either.

All you wanted to hear as a child was that we did a good thing, or did something well. If we didn't receive that from our natural parents we have a hard time receiving it from anyone else including from God.

Jer 29:11 His plan for us is good

Is 49:1 He called you before you were born

Ps 139:14 I am fearfully and wonderfully made

Eph 1:4-5 He chose us in Him before the creation of the world

4. His desire is to bless us, we cannot earn that blessing.

Love, peace, forgiveness, mercy, grace, etc. You can't earn those. They are freely given to you by God.

We must walk as a daughter to our heavenly Father.

Then we will believe and except all He has for us. Then we can be the woman, wife, mother He wants us to be.

Why is it so easy to hear and accept what is wrong with us, but not what is right with us?

It goes back to the way we look at God through our natural eyes.

Will God discipline us if we need it? Absolutely. But it is easier for us to receive that from Him then to receive the blessing He wants to give us.

Remember today, you are a daughter of God.

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