A Personal Relationship With Your Father - September 2019

Generally, to say we love someone when we know little about them is foolish.  Yet young children rarely know much about their parents, but still they love them.  The reason is simple; children know instinctively three very important facts: their parents unconditionally love them, support them and protect them. 

For Christian growth, it’s very important to learn about God – the more we know about our heavenly Father, the greater will be our love for Him.  However, as we study and mature, we often forget the simple fact that Christianity is like the life of a child.  

We must remember Christianity is essentially a very personal relationship between us and our Heavenly Father.  The simplicity of our relationship with God can be easily overshadowed as we learn advanced doctrines and busy ourselves with many Christian commissions.  But when difficulties and adversities push us around, we should remember the simple fact that we have a Divine Father who unconditionally loves, supports and wants to protect us.  He patiently waits for us to run to Him with all our difficulties.  

No matter how we have failed, the mistakes we have made or when the world overwhelms us, we can confidently rush into the comfort of Father’s open arms and fearlessly poke our tongue at all of our problems.

In life, we will always be dealing with bad circumstances and bullies, but when we place ourselves in God’s all powerful arms we can relax and enjoy peace-of-mind, confident that all things will work together for good, (see Romans 8:28).

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..“ 1 John 3:1