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Do You Know Where Abba’s “Tickle-spots” Are?

Do You Know Where Abba's "Tickle-spots" Are?

by Steve Trullinger

Your Father’s playful heart of love is eager to have fun with you! He is the author of fun and wants you to experience it in abundance.

When you laugh, Abba’s ears are blessed. That sound brings him much joy as he delights himself in you (Zephaniah 3:17). He knows where your “tickle-spots” are, because He is a loving Father and giggles when He makes you laugh.

And He “allows” Holy Spirit to become Holy “Fink” in telling you where Abba’s tickle-spots are. Yes, you can “tickle” your Abba and make Him laugh!

Having fun with Abba is a two-way party!

Teasing Abba is great fun, and He teases back! For example, He asked me one day, “Son, do you know why I made the human race, including you?” I knew He was smiling as He answered the question for me: “So that my angels would have some entertainment!” ☺ His subsequent “belly-laugh” reverberated through the universe, I’m sure.

Be encouraged to ask Abba how you make Him smile. When He answers, enjoy the laughter!

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Have You Felt Abba’s Kiss Today?

Have You Felt Abba's Kiss Today?

by Steve Trullinger

The most affectionate heart in the universe is possessed by your Abba Father!

Indeed, He finds ways to “kiss” you every day. I know this from my own experience of being “loved on” daily since May 1998. It took me 2 ½ years of seeing the number “444” every day to realize that Abba wasn’t trying to warn me, or somehow communicate an obscure theological truth. No; He was instead simply showing His affection for me every day, at least once and often two or three times, with His “smooches.”  

The variety and persistence of these daily “sightings,” or “Abba-kisses,” has been quite remarkable for all these years since I first became aware of them in 1998. I’ve learned that 

Abba is relentless with His affection!

Be encouraged to discover how Abba kisses you every day! If you are not sure if you are noticing kisses from your Abba, then take a few moments to pray, asking Him to reveal to you how He is kissing you every day. I’m convinced you will be blessed if you do so, because your Abba delights in delighting you.

He is an affectionate Father – He is the very best!

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True Humility!

True Humility!

by Steve Trullinger

Are you truly humble? There are perhaps thousands of pulpits from which it is taught that it is important to keep oneself humble by declaring that “I’m just a sinner, saved by grace,” or “I’m just a worm,” or “I’m just a vapor,” or “I’m worthless without Jesus,” and so on in like manner.

The goal in such teachings is to encourage the listener to remain humble and not get too “puffed up” with pride. However, in my opinion all such mandated declarations are lies from the pit of hell and are, if truly believed by the person professing one or more of them, evidence of false humility.

When we declare or even think things about ourselves along the lines of these examples, we are essentially disagreeing with Abba who proclaims quite the contrary about His sons and daughters. For example, we are “more than conquerors” [Romans 8:37], “able to do all things through Christ who strengthens” us [Philippians 4:13], for whom “all things are possible” if we believe [Mark 9:23], who give “great delight” [Zephaniah 3:17] to our Abba, and whom Abba regards as the “apple(s) of his eye” [Deuteronomy 32:10 and Zechariah 2:8]. The list of such declarations by God is quite long indeed.

When we disagree in this way with Abba, we have provided evidence that we value our own opinions of ourselves more highly than His opinion of us. Regarding our own thoughts as more important than God’s is a clear manifestation of pride. When we deceive ourselves into thinking we are humble by disagreeing with Abba, we can expect our loving Father to discipline us with the goal of delivering our minds from such garbage.

It is best for us to simply agree with Abba concerning ourselves:

True humility is evidenced by agreement with God.

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Curiosity Forever?

Curiosity Forever?

by Steve Trullinger

Why?  This question is spawned by an incredible gift from Abba, namely curiosity. Consider the following question:

Does Abba take away our curiosity when we arrive in heaven?

Our answer may depend on how we view His love toward us. On the one hand, we could surmise that everything will become clear upon arrival in heaven because we won’t be fumbling around with our clumsy investigative methods but shall lovingly receive truth directly from the Holy Spirit. There is merit to that view, of course, because Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth (see John 16:13), and He has begun doing that already.

On the other hand, Abba’s revelation of His love for us will require an infinite time because that love is itself infinite. 

Both viewpoints have application, with some knowledge revealed in a heartbeat, while other knowledge (an infinite amount) will necessarily be progressively revealed to us as we explore Abba’s heart forever.

Everyone needs to realize that they will live forever. Abba made eternity, and us to live eternally, because of His infinite love for us. The problem is that we have free will, and can choose to live apart from Abba forever because of our refusal of His offer of eternal life with Him, or to live forever with Him in eternal, blissful relationship.

If you choose the former then you will still exist forever, but in an environment that is totally devoid of truth and where there are no trustworthy answers to your questions, born of curiosity. In other words, your curiosity will never be satisfied, and a certain and eternal agony awaits you.

If however, you do accept Abba’s offer of eternal life with Him in Paradise, then you will always find, or receive, answers to your “Why?” questions. Incredible, delightful ecstasy awaits you in always finding more absolute truth, with no “maybes.”

Perpetual agony or ecstasy of curiosity – the choice is yours!

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Noah’s Record Still Stands!

Noah's Record Still Stands!

by Steve Trullinger

Noah is arguably most famous for building the ark and surviving the great flood along with his wife and his three sons and their wives (see Genesis 6:9 – 8:22).  But He also holds a record that still stands to this day, namely the age of parenthood. Noah did not have any children until he reached the age of 500!  He “shattered” the previous record set by his grandfather Methusaleh, who only had to wait 187 years to have children. Noah’s father Lamech was a close third, waiting 182 years to have his first son.  

Was Noah simply incredibly patient, or was there another reason why his first son was born 500 years into the life of this amazing patriarch?

From the Genesis record, we learn that all of Noah’s forefathers passed away before the great flood (Methusaleh died in the year of the flood, when Noah was 600 years old). So, they were spared the incredible horror of watching all their other progeny perish. Abba, having the progenitor Father-heart, presumably could not bear to allow Noah’s beloved fathers to witness the tragedy that was coming.  

Perhaps Noah did not have sons until he was 500 years old so that the flood could be “timed” by God for the year when the last of Noah’s fathers had passed away and Noah did not yet have a big family. These two conditions constrained Noah to have his children much, much later in life. So, perhaps we should give Abba’s merciful heart the credit, rather than Noah’s patience, for this amazing record that still stands today!

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Reduce Abba’s Pain, Please!

Reduce Abba's Pain, Please!

by Steve Trullinger

Did you know that there is a “hole” in Abba’s heart with your shape? Only you can fill it! If you don’t “fill” your place in Abba’s heart by accepting His offer of sonship (adoption) through belief in His son Jesus, then no one else can!

Unfilled holes in Abba’s heart hurt him forever!

Abba’s love-gift of free will trumps His risk of eternal pain of rejection by you. His pain if you reject Him is not because of a focus on Himself. Instead, it is the pain of enduring your pain because He can’t fill the hole in your heart with His shape. If you reject Abba’s invitation to adoption in His family, then there are two holes left unfilled for eternity. Pain produced by such eternal separation is felt in both hearts; that is the nature of intimate relationship.

You can reduce Abba’s pain!

By filling your hole in Abba’s heart, and then helping others do likewise, you can continue to reduce His heart-pain. That is perhaps the most tender way you can express the compassionate love you have for your Father in heaven!

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You Are Famous in Heaven!

You Are Famous in Heaven!

by Steve Trullinger

There is a good form of pride. In fact, there is a pride that is so good it is beyond measure! That is Abba’s pride because of you! God bragged about Job to the heavenly host [Job 1:6-9; 2:1-3], and since God does not show partiality [Deuteronomy 10:17, Proverbs 28:21] or favoritism [Acts 10:34, Ephesians 6:9],

God brags about you to the heavenly host!

That makes you famous in heaven! Don’t try to “squirm” out of this reality because of false humility (a form of bad pride) – instead, be truly humble by agreeing with God about you!

By the way, you are already greater than all of your Old Testament heroes! [Matthew 11:11]

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You Can Plan the Impossible!

You Can Plan the Impossible!

by Steve Trullinger

Did you know that God is eager to strongly support you in your adventures with Him?

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.” [2 Chronicles 16:9a (ESV)]

Good news! Your heart is indeed blameless toward Abba, because Jesus took all your blame upon himself at the Cross. That means God’s eyes have stopped searching – they have found YOU! When you run into an “impossible” situation or task, God may be asking you, “What are you going to do about it, son?” This question should provoke you to believe that, with Abba’s help,

You can plan the impossible!

Remember, “All things are possible for him who believes” [Mark 9:23]. So, join with the many sons and daughters of God who can shout, “My Daddy can do anything!” And then, “git ‘er dun” as they say in Texas.

 

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Your Influence Is Incredible!

Your Influence Is Incredible!

by Steve Trullinger

Not only did you have influence on creation before you were born, that influence was outrageously good!  The “goodness” level of all of creation went up in God’s sight when Adam and Eve (and YOU!) were created.

“God saw all that he had made, and it was (now) very good.” [Genesis 1:31]

Yes, you had amazing influence even while you were in the body of your ancestor Adam (see the example of Levi in Abraham’s body [Hebrews 7:9-10])! Because of you, all of creation “upgraded” from “good” to “very good!”

Your influence on all creation will again be incredible:

“For all creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.” [Romans 8:19]

You might as well get used to it – you are pretty amazing and God thinks you are really cool!

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Your Future is a Part of God!

Your Future is a Part of God!

by Steve Trullinger

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

[Jeremiah 29:11]

The Hebrew word translated as “know” is yada, which implies complete, intimate, relational knowledge. God isn’t just aware of his plans for you, he is intimate with them! They are like treasures in His heart.

It gets even better! In the Hebrew way of thinking, a person’s thoughts were regarded as a part of him/her, in distinct contrast to the Greek (Hellenistic) way of regarding thoughts as somehow separate from the thinker and even of higher value. To the Hebrew, God’s declaration regarding his plans was also a declaration of his nature. His plans for you are a part of Him!

Be encouraged! Your future is a treasured part of God himself!

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