Why does God love us?

Esther's Petition

EarthBlueMarbleLargeJan2012Lone.

Not lonely, lone. Sole. Only. One. A plurality of one. Singleness. Unity. United.

Agreement. Always. Peace. Always. Perfection. Always.

Is that the why of creation? Perhaps. But one day God decided to not be lone. Alone. So he took steps to do something different for a change.

Be un-alone. Create a being that would be fit for him to be un-alone with. A beloved. A treasured fellowship.

First, meditate. What kind of being? Composition. Appearance. Size. Longevity. Ability. Goals? Purposes? Aims? Decide. Don’t create yet.

Next, design. Decide environment for that being. Appearance. Size. Composition. Next, plan. Decide how and in what order to proceed.

Begin process. Create building material for environment. Photons. Particles. Quarks. Electrons. Protons. Ions. Atoms. Element. Only one element was necessary, every other element comes from rearranging particles in that first element.

Materials that would serve as building blocks, supplies, habitat, for the beloved treasure…

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Esther's Petition

A gifted fellow blogger commented that my post (https://estherspetition.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/why-does-god-love-us/) reads like poetry… such a touching compliment. Here’s part of my response to her.

That post wasn’t written as poetry, it’s a very, very shortened version of a conversation I had with the Lord some time ago about space – like why are there so many galaxies in the universe, are there more than one universe, etc. If I posted the entire thing it would be many pages long, way too long for anyone to wade through.

LeafEdgesIt was sort of like the night I was wondering about grasses, and trees, and shrubs – why are there so many shades of green? The Lord asked if I had ever considered the edges of leaves… weird, huh?

Not just leaves, the edges of leaves. All were carefully designed and constructed, so many different types, configurations, thicknesses, textures, colors, purposes, right down to…

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The cloak of God

Cloaks have been on my mind today…

Esther's Petition

I’ve had to think about this – and pray about it – for a while before I posted it.

June 24, 2013

A song about the train of his robe filling the temple was running through my mind as I prayed last night.

Suddenly I saw the Lord Jesus standing at the Father’s throne in heaven, wearing and flipping back the edges of a long, wide black cloak. He smiled as I took note of that cloak.

What on earth!? I said. I knew it was Jesus, but he certainly wasn’t dressed in the kind of robes I would associate with him in heaven.

What do you know about cloaks, he asked?

Cloaks. Hmmm. I started to think about that. Before I could answer, He went on to explain cloaks.

Cloaks have many uses. Of course they can be used as coats, that’s how many people use them.

Some people…

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Throwing stones from our glass houses

In My Father's House

I hesitated to post this because I don’t want it come across as an attack against parts of the Body of Christ. Quite the opposite, my desire is that we would stop throwing our doctrinal rocks at each other. I genuinely LOVE all streams of the body of Christ, whether I agree with them doctrinally or not. Besides, Jesus seems to think the world will know we’re His by our love for one another, and by our union in Him, not by our doctrinal agreement (John 13:35; 17:23).

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Above All Remember These Things

Reblogged from Mario Murillo… anointed. And so very appropriate.

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Matthew 2:3, “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

Dear Friend,

Today is Christmas day so remember this…  Yes, we live in a world of explosive insecurity.  Yes, we live in a time where disaster comes without warning and destroys lives instantly.

America has finally become the generation with nothing to look forward to.  This is a time where people are melting down because of a crushing sense of helplessness and despair.  Some react with mindless panic and rage. They shoot and kill their loved ones and then turn the gun on themselves rather than face their losses.  Others are too frozen in fear and uncertainty to do anything.  Still others frantically numb their despair by plunging into addictions and perversions that prior generations never imagined.

How deep and widespread is this panic?  It is so pervasive that it has seeped…

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Where will you be in 500 years?

Esther's Petition

Sometimes I’m taken aback by the reaction of Christians to the death of another believer.  I don’t mean the normal sense of loss, grief, sadness and sympathy for the family and friends –  those things I understand very, very well.

Those reactions are part of our human nature.  We lose our mother, father, husband, child, friend, and we feel the dreadfully empty hole where they used to be.

No, what I’m talking about is the other regret they sometimes express, that now that person won’t have a chance to see another beautiful sunset, or see their grandchildren all grown up and successful, or experience the grandeur of a vacation in some spectacular place, even spiritual ones in a place like Israel.

As if those things are the very best God ever created and now those opportunities are gone forever.

As if death was the end of our lives.

If we…

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Are you called to be an Intercessor?

I’m praying that the Lord will call more and more believers to be Intercessors in these times… if you’re one of those, how will you know it?

Esther's Petition

Several weeks ago I asked our Intercessory Prayer Sunday School class, How many of you feel called to be an Intercessor? Some raised their hands, some didn’t.

One member said, I don’t have that gift, and I said, It’s not a gift, it’s a calling. I didn’t expand on that statement then but I’d like to do it now, with another question:

How do you know if you’re called to be an Intercessor?

In the beginning of my adventures with Jesus (1972) and the Holy Spirit (1974) I didn’t start out to be an Intercessor, or even much of a pray-er. I started out to be just a student of the Bible. And then to be a teacher of the Bible. And then to be a better student, and a better teacher.

Along the way I began to make prayer lists. After all, I figured that was what every good…

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