"I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. "
(Luke 15:18-24 ESV)
We have a loving Father in Heaven. Thanks be to God for His Father heart!!!
The last thing the enemy wants us to do is to turn from our sin to God. The enemy wants to keep us in bondage, where we find temporary fulfillment, in which it's never enough and we need more and more to feel a percent of satisfaction. The Lord, our Father in Heaven, desires us to turn from sin, return to Him that we may experience true fulfillment....true life, true restoration. In the arms of Father God is the safest place.Sin lies to us, God loves us. I want to encourage anyone out there who is dealing with a sin and struggling to give it up to God, to give it to Him, turn from it, repent and run to Jesus. Just as the son in this parable from the Bible did. Look how the Father heart of God receives those who understand their desperate need for Him! He is loving, immeasurably loving!!!!!! The enemy, the devil wants to keep us in bondage...God wants to care for us and tenderly love and heal us. He can't do it when we choose sin over His loving arms.
Turning away from sin and into my Father's tender Arms,