And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons;
And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the property that falls to me. And he divided the estate between them.
And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose living.
And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want.
So he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs.
And he would gladly have fed on and filled his belly with the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but they could not satisfy his hunger and nobody gave him anything better. – Luke 15:11-16
Have you ever been a prodigal daughter? Have you ever backslidden? Have you ever fallen?
I have. And it is not a very pleasant place to be. I really don’t know how it happens…or why we would want to leave the comforts of home to live in the chaos of the world. Yet, many of us have.
I am here to tell you that if you have fallen Daddy WILL take you back! Daddy loves you, and is ALWAYS faithful to forgive a repentant heart.
One of the hardest parts of falling is picking yourself back up. You are scared, humiliated, and unsure of your legs. You want to crawl in a hole and disappear. At least that’s what the enemy wants you to feel and do…
You don’t have to!!! You NEVER have to feel unsure or scared! God ALWAYS loves you! He loves you good, bad, and EVERYTHING in between.
HE LOVES YOU!!!
Perhaps you have not fallen…but you feel that you are about to….
Let me help you out…
RUN TO DADDY!!!!
Don’t fall! Don’t let the enemy convince you to. I promise you that the only thing you will find there is pain. RUN TO DADDY!!!
Ok…maybe you are reading this and are thinking, “This devotional is not for me. I would never turn away from God.”
Well, good for you…BUT…be careful…you may already have.
Daddy God, I just want to come and sit in Your Lap. I need You to hold me and keep me close. Help me to never leave You, help me to run back when I need to, and help me to recognize the enemy when he whispers discontent in my ear. I love You, Daddy. And I KNOW that Daddy knows best. I know that this world has NOTHING to offer me other than pain. Help me to never forget that! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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