I could hardly wait to write today's blog. I was so eager to share what the Holy Spirit revealed to me last week.
As I sat in the doctor's office, waiting for test results on my daughter, I began contemplating various areas of life; by contemplating, I should actually write I was worrying about various situations of life.
I contemplated finances, the new level of faith God was calling me to surrender and walk in. I thought about upcoming events that are undeniably out of my control. And, as I sat, contemplating/worrying, I became strangely aware that my daughter wasn't worried about anything. She knew her daddy and I would take care of everything. We would provide. We would protect. We would defend and shower her with our affection.
And in an instant, The Holy Spirit invaded my thoughts with the incredible reality that God is my DADDY! I realized that if I had a billionaire for a daddy, I would never worry about my finances. If I had a physician who could treat any symptom for a daddy, I would never fear about my health or the health of my children. If I had a daddy that could beat up all of my enemies and protect me and keep me safe, I would never worry about my safety. AND YEP, YOU GUESSED IT...THAT'S EXACTLY WHO MY DADDY IS. My Daddy is the King of ALL kings and to Him I am His little princess. Te reality of His Fatherhood caused me to smile, even giggle a little.
The truth is, sometimes my reverence for God's holiness hinders me from embracing the reality that GOD is my daddy. But the fact that He is my daddy means I can and should trust Him with everything. I can know He will provide. I can know He will protect. I can know that He will shower me with His affection.
As my thoughts shifted from my problems to WHO GOD IS, my troubles diminished. I felt comforted as I remembered God's promise from Isaiah 41:13: "I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (NIV)
Friend, I am not suggesting life will always be easy. I am not suggesting God answers in the ways we hope for or think He should. What I am suggesting is that God loved us so much He sent His only Son to die in our place. He seeks us out to share our life with Him. He longs for our love to be reciprocated.
Romans 8:15-17 says, "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children." (NIV)
Today, I pray the revelation (that God is our Daddy) brings you incredible peace! And encourage you to shift your thoughts from your problems to the reality of WHO GOD IS!