LESSON TWO -- "HEART-WORK" Page 1
PRAISES AND THANKSGIVINGS TO GOD
THE FIRST PERSON OF THE TRINITY GOD THE FATHER
(It may be that your relationship with an earthly father has been
a negative one, perhaps to the extreme of abuse or abandonment.
Thoughts of a good father, deserving of your praise, are difficult
for you. "God the Father" understands. He wants to cleanse those
"wounds" and help you work through those painful feelings and
memories. Part of your healing will come as you open your heart
to trust and praise Him as your "Good Father".)
I PRAISE YOU, MY GOOD FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE
...For You "CHOSE ME in Christ before the foundation of the world!"
... You predestined me to "adoption as Your child through Jesus
Christ..." Ehpesians 1:4,5
I BLESS YOU for giving me life! It was You, Who "made all the
delicate inner parts of my body ...knit them all together in my mother's
womb.. and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe."
(See Psalms 139:13-18LB)
I PRAISE YOU for patiently keeping watch over me all through my
growing-up years... my "angels in heaven continually beheld Your
face..." Matthew 18:10
I LOVE YOU for Your Father's Heart "drawing" me...for still wanting
me, when "like a sheep, I went astray, and turned to my own way..."
John 6:44; Isaiah 53:6
...For Your being willing to give "Your only begotten Son" for me...
...To be "marred more than any man..."
..."Pierced through for my transgressions..."
..."Crushed for my inquities..." John 3:16; Isaiah 53
I BLESS YOU FOR MAKING THE "WAY" for me to know You and
have fellowship with You as my own Father. John 14:6; I John 1:3
I PRAISE YOU for conforming me "to the image of Your Son..."
...For in Jesus f have an "abundant life'%
Romans 8:29; John 10:10
YOU ARE MY ALL, MY EVERYTHING! My total resource! I need
"not be anxious" for anything, for You know what I need before I
even ask." Matthew 6:25,32,8
I PRAIS ...
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