“Don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” (Luke 12:32); “Let us be grateful, for we are receiving an unshakable Kingdom.” (Heb. 12:28)
Lord Jesus, thank you—thank you very much. This is a simple and short Saturday-prayer, offered by a bunch of former “spiritual-lepers” you have cleansed, forgiven, and clothed in your righteousness. If we had nothing else but you, and these riches of grace, we would be incalculably wealthy. But there is more.
Through you, we’ve been adopted into Abba’s family. We’re no longer spiritual orphans, or slaves to sin and death. In you, we are co-heirs of…. well, of everything. We really don’t have to be afraid. Fear and worry don’t deserve as much time and power as we give them. Help us with that.
Thank you for telling us about our Father’s happiness, and the joy he has in being generous with us. You know more about that than anyone, so we trust you. Keep freeing us from our unbelief about our Father, and everything else in the Gospel that seems just too good to be true—or too good to be ours.
We inwardly groan and eagerly await the fullness of the “unshakable Kingdom.” It’s certainly coming, and we certainly ready. Gratefully yours, your beloved Bride.