I am a father. As a father, I want certain things for my children. I want them to be safe. I want them to be loved. I want them to be healthy. I want them to be obedient. I want them to discover and live out their identity in Christ. I want them to feel empowered to share their faith and walk through life with confidence.
God is also a Father. He is our heavenly Father. He is the Creator of the human race. He also wants many of the same things for us that we want for our children. What is one key thing God want for us? He wants for us to experience His joy and peace, which surpass all human understanding and experience.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
PHILIPPIANS 4:7 NIV
This peace is born out of love. In God's love, we know we are accepted, forgiven, empowered, called and chosen. We all like to feel accepted, forgiven, and loved, don't we? Your kids feel the same way!
God wants that for us too, as our parent. Along the way, He will provide the things we need, but we must respond to Him if we are to experience everything He has in store for us!
We have a part to play and a choice to make every day. How do you like your kids to respond to you? How will you respond to your heavenly Father who wants the best for you in His perfect love? I encourage you to consider responding with love, prayer, and submitting to His Fatherly guidance.
Written By: Brian Goslee
Brian Goslee is the Executive Director of Changed Through Faith Ministries. He is an a father, teacher, author, and blogger. You can read more about him at his About Me page.
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