As most of you should know the account of the prodigal son is one of my favourite pictures in Scripture.
This shows us how our Heavenly Father feels about us and also tells us what He wants to give us.
It also shows us what we need to do in order to receive His best and receive His blessings.
My friends, in order to be blessed and receive God’s best we have to do NOTHING in terms of works or religious performance.
We simply need to return to Him or come to Him in the first place!
While the son was away the father (in this account) was looking out for him, and he ran to his son when he saw him (Luke 15 v 20).
The Father actually ignored the son’s plea for mercy and ordered the party to start.
He gave his son the best he had, a robe, ring, shoes and the fatted calf.
The son did nothing in order to receive these things; he simply came home.
As I wrote yesterday there is nothing we can do through works or religious performance to be saved or made righteous.
The same is true for all of God’s blessings, there is no work good enough to influence God in this matter.
He simply wants our faith and belief; He wants us to come to Him.
Speak this out today…..”Thank You Lord that you love us and wants to shower us with your blessings, and we receive these blessings as a gift of grace through faith”.
Luke 15 v 22 to 24…..But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry