Dear Friends of The Father's Love International Ministries,
First, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me through 2019. Your prayers and contributions have made all the difference and kept the lampstand light burning for FLM. I am looking forward to see what God has in store for us in the coming days. I want to encourage you to keep your eyes looking up to where your help comes! He will work all things together for good. How He does it is a mystery, but it is HIS promise!
Today, the last day of 2019 and the last day of this decade, I was seeking the Lord and the letter to Ephesus in Revelation 2 stood out to me. Though the church was given credit for what they did right, the Lord admonishes them saying, “you have left your first love.” He goes on to counsel them to “repent and do the deeds you did at first…” When I read this, I asked the Lord if there were deeds that I did at first which I no longer do. I immediately went into study mode and realized a couple of hours later that “studying the word” with intensity is what I used to do a lot! It would seem He didn’t use words to admonish me; rather, He stirred anew my deep desire to know and understand God’s word.
Beloved, Jesus is the WORD made flesh. We learn to rightly divide the word of truth by being IN HIM as we study. He is the only One who can lead us into righteousness. He is the only One who can bring light into darkness. It is HIM, Jesus the Christ, that we are to seek and do those things we did when we first came to know the HOPE to which we were called.
Perhaps you have something that He is calling you to return to, and this post will provoke you into action! My prayer for you in this New Year, this New Decade, is that the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened so that you will know the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints! It is in and through Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen!
Blessings in the Father’s Love and Happy New Year,
Judy A Bauman