Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
I asked God what He wanted to say today. Here goes…..
“I am enough. I have all that you need. Just ask. You don’t mind when your kids ask for something to eat and I don’t mind when you ask me for ANYTHING. I want to give it to you. More so, I want you to RECEIVE it. Stop feeling guilty for coming to me for things. If your child was in need or even in want of something, you wouldn’t want them coming to you as a beggar. You would want them to come before you confident that they CAN…JUST BECAUSE you love them. I LOVE YOU! I want only the best for you and I know what that is!”
Sometimes the only reason we’re not receiving is because we simply can’t accept what He has to offer.
A friend was telling me about her son wanting some really expensive shoes. The dad was ready to get them for him, but the mom (knowing how often she is replacing shoes) was having a hard time stomaching the fact of spending so much on something that would be torn up so quickly. Just as they had decided to buy him the shoes, he started feeling guilty and decided he didn’t want them to spend that amount of money on him. However…the parents were willing! They WANTED to bless their son with something he wanted. Because of the guilt…he ALMOST missed out on the blessing. We do that….A LOT!
Now will we ALWAYS get what we WANT when we ask?
We love when our kid ask the right questions at the right times, but sometimes they ask the right questions at the wrong times. Maybe they’re not old enough to understand the information they want to know. Maybe they THINK they are ready yet they can’t process some things correctly and we as parents know this, so we withhold things out of love. We know though, that when they ARE ready…we will have THAT talk. Our kids will understand this IF they know we love them and want only what’s best for them. Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. (What is right? Trusting in God…trusting that He is a good God!)
Can your kids trust you? Do you treat them with respect? Have you made yourself available to them for any questions or would they rather go to a friend or a parent’s friend to get answers? Are they going to be looking to have their “needs met” somewhere else? Here’s the thing….are our kids confident that we will take care of them no matter what? We would hope so, right?
That’s how we MUST be about Abba Father! I know that my Daddy God loves me and I can confidently go to Him and ask Him for things – for answers. I’m not scared of what He’s going to think about me asking. He doesn’t make me feel ashamed or condemned or unworthy. He is my Daddy and that’s why He adopted me – to take care of me and watch me grow into the woman He created me to be.
I think about my husband adopting my daughter. He WANTED to be her daddy and take care of her. She has always known she was CHOSEN by him and there has always been a special bond between them…..a daddy’s girl type of bond. She’s always been able to come to either of us for anything….the only time she didn’t was when she felt guilty about something. And even that was a plan of the enemy to bring distance between us. However….light always shined on the darkness and things would end up working out because God is so much greater!
Back to my Daddy God…He WANTS to see me happy and full of life. He knows what triggers that joy. He knows what I need to equip me for all the plans He has for me. He knows what will hinder my walk – what leads me off the path. He guides me away from those things. He gently nudges me back on the right path if I don’t listen or wander off. He is a good daddy, a good father, a good teacher, a good friend, a loving God and He is my number one fan! He is YOUR number one fan!
But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers. – 1 Timothy 5:8 (God WILL take care of His children – His family – or His word says He would be worse than an unbeliever!)
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our ENJOYMENT. – 1 Timothy 6:17
I hope you were encouraged by this word. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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