Fire in My Bones, by J. Lee Grady

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{ Day 12 }

The father said to his servants, "Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found." —Luke 15:22-24

Just as the prodigal's father was overwhelmed with joy at the return of his son, my Father God feels even more inexplicable joy when I come into His presence. He is a God who enjoys me even in my failure and immaturity, a God I don't have to strive to make happy, because He's already happy with me. He is a Father who cheers me on and enthusiastically calls me His son.


Father, Your love has changed my life and transformed my spirit. My heart is overflowing with the joy of knowing You have called me Your child.

I began my journey of understanding God's
affection for me, which powerfully changed
my life, replacing my guilt with holy
boldness and affection for Him.

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