From The Heart

Publish date: 06/20/1999

1. He loved me first.


I John 4:19  (NKJ)

19      We love Him because He first loved us.


2. He sent Jesus as a sacrifice to pay the price for my sin.


John 3:16  (NKJ)

16      "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.


3. His blood has redeemed me.


1 Peter 1:18-19  (NKJ)

18      knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,

19      but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.


4. He does not judge, reject or condemn me.


John 3:17-18  (NKJ)

17      "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

18      "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


5. He forgives me.


I John 1:9  (NKJ)

9        If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


6. His love and goodness cause me to seek His grace and His mercy and repent of my sin – so that He can forgive me.


Romans 2:4  (NKJ)

4        Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?


7.He is my Father and He has made me His child.


Galatians 4:6-7  (NKJ)

6        And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!"

7        Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.


8. He hears and answers my prayers.


I John 5:14-15  (NKJ)

14      Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15      And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.


9. He cares about me and provides for me.


Matthew 6:31-33  (NKJ)

31      "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

32      "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33      "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.


10. I belong to Jesus and no one can snatch me from His hand. I am His - for all eternity.


John 10:28-29  (NKJ)

28      "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.

29      "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.