Do you ever inwardly feel ashamed or foolish for constantly running to God for every little thing that happens or that you hope will happen, or that you don’t want to happen? Do you think you should only go to God for the most critical things, or when you are in a crisis or in great loss of some kind – hoping that He’s real and that He cares about you?
Father God wants us always conscious and convinced that He is favorably present in our lives, and waiting to be active by our dependency and trust in Him. This fulfills our Father God and it fulfills us.
Jesus said to His first disciples (who wrote down what He said to them so we could also have what He said) that they would start asking “the Father” in His Name after He leaves them and sends them His Holy Spirit in His place. Jesus told them that because they had seen and known Him – they had therefore seen and known the Father. Jesus was very personal and intimate with His first disciples and this taught them that the Father would be just as personal and intimate with those that He fills with His Spirit.
If you don’t read the Bible, you won’t really know the kind of relationship the Father wants to have with you. In God’s Word to us – we see His intimate involvement with His children. We see His mercy and forgiveness. We see His acceptable will for us, His anger with our disobedience and His discipline with our stubbornness. We see His faithfulness in directing us, protecting us and meeting our needs. We see His longing for fellowship with us, His pleasure and generosity with our faithfulness. We see His promoting us and prospering us, His positioning us for His use, and we even see His punishing of us – as a true Father who loves His children must do.
God loves us more than we will ever fully understand. All through eternity we will be ever-learning of just how much our Father God loves His children.
The only reason our Father would have in completely rejecting someone and treating them as His enemy is if on our death-bed we CONTINUE to deny and reject Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, as our Savior and Lord.
“What enthusiasm some people have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with Himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their OWN way of getting right with God by trying to keep His law. For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in Jesus Christ are made right with God.” Romans 10:1-3
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
“Anyone whose name was not found in the Lamb’s Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:15
“Therefore, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. And anyone who trusts in Him will never be disgraced. Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on Him. For everyone who calls on the Name of the LORD will be saved.” Romans 10: 9 -13
“You have shown me the path of life eternal. In Your presence is fulness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
“Your kindness and Your mercies O LORD, pursue me all the days of my life, and I will remain in my Father’s house for days without end.” Psalm 23:6
Constantly running to the Father and continually calling on Him – truly honors Him. God is pleased with our child-like faith in Him, and even more pleased when we take His written words and apply them in our life. When I admit to Him my own weaknesses and confess my own faults – He is faithful to do what He says He will do, and eager to show Himself to us in great and mighty ways. Our Father God desires a very personal and intimate relationship with us; to just sit and talk about whatever – because His nearness – is my good!